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Meandering River Diagram

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Meandering River Diagram Answer Key

Use the diagram of the meandering river to fill-in-the-blanks.
Meandering River
1. 
C is called a cutbank.
2. 
A is a point bar.
3. 
Erosion is greatest at point C on the diagram.
4. 
The velocity of the water at B is slower than the velocity of the water at C.
5. 
If a meander in the river is cutoff, it may form a(n) oxbow lake.
6. 
Given points B and C, the meander will migrate toward point C over time.
7. 
The river carries sediment larger in size at point D than point A because its velocity is faster here.
8. 
Of the four points shown on the diagram, deposition is greatest at points A and B.
9. 
As rock particles are transported down river, their shape tends to become more rounded.
10. 
If a soil boring was done near point A, generally, coarser sediment would be found at the bottom of the core and finer sediment, like sand, would be found at the top of the core.
11. 
The velocity of the river water would decrease if the river emptied into a delta located after point D.
12. 
The sediment that is transported along the bottom of the river is called the bed load.

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