Rather cool demonstration of how ponds form on river floodplains

I just noticed this nice demo of a meander cut-off pond forming on a river floodplain.

One thing the animation doesn’t mention is that, far from the pond that the river creates being a short-lived feature of the landscape, the oxbow usually becomes a temporary pond which may persist on the river floodplain for hundreds or thousands of years.

So thanks to the Association of Rivers Trusts for showing us this really nice example of ponds being created! See the original here.


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