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I was wondering if the type of path a river takes (meandering, braided, straight, etc.) has anything to do with the river's age? Do older rivers tend to meander more so than other younger rivers?

-- Heather Derrigo (hderrigo@oswego.edu), April 18, 2001


yes, the older a river is the more meandering it bocomes, oxbow lakes also increase in numbers and a river ages.

-- AJ Spado (spado@oswego.edu), April 19, 2001.

If you refer to page 289 in our text, it says, "-whatever the pattern, the channels are stable; some keep the same pattern for hundreds of years. The particular set of patterns of a stream throughout its length is a response to varying conditions of flow rates and volumes, sediment loads, and erodibility of banks." I hope this helps.

-- Katherine Kendz (flutterhigh2u@hotmail.com), May 04, 2001.

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