Quiz 2 Study Guide

Quiz 2 Study Guide - Quiz 2 Study Guide 1. Braided Streams...

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Quiz 2 Study Guide 1. Braided Streams a. Many interconnected shallow channels b. Form when sediment load is larger than the stream energy required to carry the load 2. Meandering Streams a. Single winding channel b. Formed on broad shallow slopes allowing stream to move freely over the topography c. Has enough energy to deposit AND remove sediment 3. Aggrade a. Deposits sediment b. Forms point bars 4. Degrade a. Removes sediment b. Forms undercut banks c. These two processes can cause meanders to migrate and cause some to get cut off resulting in an oxbow lake 5. Stream Ordering a. the relationship between a channel and the connecting tributaries b. stream order is assigned to improve management of river systems c. Guidelines for ordering streams i. 1 st order streams have no tributaries ii. when two streams of the same order merge, the resulting merged channel becomes the next highest order iii. when streams of different order merge, the resulting stream remains the order of the highest order stream contributing to the merge
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