Section 13.2 Stream Erosion & Deposition • Stream erosion • The carrying away of rocks and land by running water • That is how the grand canyon formed! !!!! • Deposition • A river deposits or dumps material every time it slows down • Potholes • Deep circular basins that were formed from running water that whirlpooled… …around and around Transporting materials • Suspension • Material that floats when the water is in motion. • It falls to the bottom when the water stops • Bed load • Delta • A fan-shape of deposits at the mouth of a river………..wh ere it empties into a large body of water • Why does it dump all of its material????