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Meandering Rivers (Grade 10)

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Meandering Rivers

Use the diagram of the river to answer the questions.
Meandering River
Point A is a(n)                .
  1. dune
  2. oxbow
  3. point bar
  4. cut bank
Point C is a(n)                .
  1. dune
  2. oxbow
  3. point bar
  4. cut bank
The rate of sediment deposition occurs
  1. less at point B than point C.
  2. more at point A than point D.
  3. more at point C than point A.
  4. the same at points B and D.
In general, which point on the diagram is undergoing the greatest rate of erosion?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
The water depth at B is less than C because the water velocity at B is
  1. slower than C, resulting in erosion.
  2. faster than C, resulting in erosion.
  3. slower than C, resulting in deposition.
  4. faster than C, resulting in deposition.
Deposition should be greatest at points
  1. A and B.
  2. B and C.
  3. C and D.
  4. D and A.
The thalweg under D is located
  1. directly under D.
  2. slightly to the left of D.
  3. slightly to the right of D.
  4. both to the left and right of D.
Deposition occurs at                 partly because water velocity                .
  1. A; increases
  2. C; increases
  3. A; decreases
  4. C; decreases
Which point is most likely to have equilibrium between erosion and deposition?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
If the river flooded, mass wasting would most likely occur at which point?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

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