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Title: Oxbow Lakes.
Caption: In this animation a meandering stream slowly widens its valley and accompanying floodplain. The stream's velocity is clearly depicted, as are the formation of undercut banks and point bars. An inset focuses on the formation of an oxbow lake.
Keywords: rivers, river systems, streams, deposition, sediments, floodplains, oxbow lakes, meanders, meander scars, point bars, velocity, velocities