What is the term for a stagnant lake that forms along a winding river due to soil erosion resulting in an abandoned stream, cut off from the river? – 2017

What is the term for a stagnant lake that forms along a winding river due to soil erosion resulting in an abandoned stream, cut off from the river?




Oxbow Lake







An oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water. This landform is so named for its distinctive curved shape, resembling the bow pin of an oxbow.

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