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What is Hydraulic action?
The force of the river against the banks causes air to be trapped in cracks.This weakens the banks and wears them away.
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What is Attrition?
Rocks being carried by the river smash together and break into smaller,smoother and rounder particles.
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What is Abrasion?
Fragments of rock are picked up by the river and hit the banks. This wears them down.
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What is Solution?
Soluble particles are dissolved by the river.
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What is Traction?
Large rocks roll along the river bed.
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What is Saltation?
Small rocks bounce across the river bed.
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What is Suspension?
Light material is carried by the river.
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What is Solution?
Soluble material is dissolved and carried in the water.
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What is Attrition?

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Rocks being carried by the river smash together and break into smaller,smoother and rounder particles.

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What is Abrasion?

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What is Solution?

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What is Traction?

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