Avulsion and CutOff

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Could someone please explain a little more clearly to me the difference between forming a cut off bend and a river avulsion?

-- Deb Richards (Kizmet727@yahoo.com), May 03, 2001


A cut off bend is when a river has cut such a drastic bend that durning a flood the river flows strait and creates an ox bow lake. An avulsion is when durning a flood the river takes a new coarse down a steeper slope. The text book has some good pictures on page 288.

-- Ben Flaiz (flaiz76@hotmail.com), May 04, 2001.

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