oxbow lake meaning

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Noun: oxbow lake
  1. A crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel

Derived forms: oxbow lakes

Type of: lake

Encyclopedia: Oxbow lake


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  1. This causes the presence of wetlands, oxbow lakes and backswamps.
  2. It is the largest oxbow lake in the state of Missouri.
  3. The Dihing has created number of oxbow lakes in the area.
  4. The area is the location of Carter Lake, an oxbow lake.
  5. There the valley widens and contains numerous oxbow lakes in its floodplain.

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