Friday, April 12, 2013

Rivers Like Shortcuts Too!

This Google Earth image shows several oxbow lakes near Kalispell, Montana. Watch this animation to see how a slow-moving, meandering river carves a broad valley over thousands of years. Be sure to click on the inset at the end of the animation to watch a second animation that shows how an oxbow lake forms. To learn more about the formation of oxbow lakes, CLICK HERE.

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