An oxbow lake forms when a curve, or meander, in a river pinches shut. The river follows a new, shorter course and a lake forms beside the river. More »

A meander forms when erosion wears away the outer bank of a river and sediment accumulates against its inner bank. Silt deposition during meander formation actually raises a river above the level of its floodplain. More »

The loop curve in a river or stream is called a meander. These twists and turns form over time and can completely change the shape and direction of the river. More »

The Eiffel Tower stands on an oxbow beside the River Seine in Paris, France. The reason for its placement was due to it being the centerpiece of the 1889 World's Fair, which took place in the same region. More »

A meander forms when erosion wears away the outer bank of a river and sediment accumulates against its inner bank. Silt deposition during meander formation actually raises a river above the level of its floodplain. More »

A river delta forms by the deposition of sediments from the river when it slows to join a larger body of water. Relatively fast-moving rivers can carry huge amounts of sediment eroded from their banks, with the speed of ... More »

Crater Lake in Oregon is 1,943 feet deep, according to the National Park Service. That makes Crater Lake the deepest U.S. lake and the world's ninth deepest. More »

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