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Unformatted text preview: on the inside of the river bank Oxbow lakes form when river erodes too much and part of the river gets detached • Hydrologists—scientists investigating how width, depth, velocity, and discharge are related o big width = high discharge o big depth = high discharge o high velocity = high discharge, more particles carried • Sediment transport o Higher speeds causes erosion, low speeds sediment is carried • Streamflow equation: Q = A x V o Q = discharge = the volume of water a river can carry per unit time o V = velocity = the speed at which the river is flowing (ft/sec) o A = cross-sectional river area • Flood o A flood is when the river stage reaches the floodplain...
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- Spring '08
- River, River drainage basins, River Drainage, velocity =high discharge, low speeds sediment, clearly defined passageways