Ingredients for Meandering River (Image 1)
July 28, 2010
By reverse-engineering a meandering stream, researchers have shown two ingredients to be very important: vegetation, to reinforce banks and prevent erosion; and sand, to build point bars and block off cut-off channels and chutes. This knowledge will help stream restoration efforts in the future.
Topics: Hospitality Recreation, Fluvial landforms, Rivers, Geomorphology, Meandering River, Point bar, Meander, Water streams, Stream restoration, River, Erosion, Stream, Sedimentology