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Hydraulic action
Sheer force of the river. Pushes air into cracks, weakens the banks, and wears them away.
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Abrasion
Rocks carried by the river wear down bed and banks. They act like sandpaper. Occurs at lower profile.
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Attrition
Rocks being carried by the river smash against each other and become smaller, rounder, smoother particles.
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Solution
Soluble particles are dissolved into the river.
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Suspension
Minerals are dissolved in the water and carried along.
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Saltation
Small stones are bounces along the river bed.
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Traction
Larger boulders or rocks are rolled along the river bed.
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Card 2

Front

Rocks carried by the river wear down bed and banks. They act like sandpaper. Occurs at lower profile.

Back

Abrasion

Card 3

Front

Rocks being carried by the river smash against each other and become smaller, rounder, smoother particles.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Soluble particles are dissolved into the river.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Minerals are dissolved in the water and carried along.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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