Stream Processes and Floodplain Development


Title: Stream Processes and Floodplain Development.
Caption: This animation shows how a stream can gradually widen a narrow valley. Eventually the valley develops into a mature floodplain, with an oxbow lake and a meander scar. An inset animation illustrates the formation of an undercut bank and a point bar.
Keywords: rivers, river systems, streams, deposition, sediments, floodplains, oxbow lakes, meanders, meander scars, point bars, natural levees, backswamps, alluvial terraces, yazoo tributaries, yazoo streams