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V shaped valleys
V shaped valleys are formed by lateral erosion on the banks
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Interlocking spurs
interlocking spurs are formed by rivers moving areas of hard rock.it appears that these rocks are overlapping each other from a distance.
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rapids
rapids are fast moving water caused by a change of river gradient. this happens when harder rock comes to surface due to erosion of softer rock.
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potholes
this happens when stones drill down into the river bed forming potholes.
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oxbow lake
is formed when a narrow neck of land is eroded and the river meander joins together. over time deposition separates the meander from the rest of the river. this creates an oxbow lake.
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interlocking spurs are formed by rivers moving areas of hard rock.it appears that these rocks are overlapping each other from a distance.

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Interlocking spurs

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rapids are fast moving water caused by a change of river gradient. this happens when harder rock comes to surface due to erosion of softer rock.

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Card 4

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this happens when stones drill down into the river bed forming potholes.

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Card 5

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is formed when a narrow neck of land is eroded and the river meander joins together. over time deposition separates the meander from the rest of the river. this creates an oxbow lake.

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