OXBOW LAKE FORMATION

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Ox-Bow Lake formation
Describe what is happening in each picture to form an OX
bow lake.
In this diagram the meander...
Keywords to help with box 1:
Erosion
deposition Inside bend
outside bend Fastest flow
In this diagram the neck of the
meander has become...
The neck of the meander has been...
Keywords to help with box 2:
Erosion deposition
Outside bend deposition
Neck of the meander becomes
narrower
Keywords to help with box 3:
Neck is cut through
Easier route for water
An ox-bow lake is left because...
Keywords to help with box 4:
Deposition seals off
River cuts off
An ox bow lake is left behind.
+ What will happen to the oxbow lake once the river has cut
it off?
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++ What will the river do once it
has cut off the ox-bow lake?
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