Oxbow Lakes               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu)  3/23/17         8 views
 

     When a meander loop has been cut off, the loop is abandoned by the river
as a pathway for flow.  Consequently, the two lower ends of the cutoff meander
loop silt up and the meander loop becomes a U-shaped lake next to the river
and is called an "Oxbow Lake."  Regretfully, the current population no longer
knows what an oxbow is; this feature should probably be renamed as "Horse
Shoe Lake."
 

example 1- Mississippi
width of view:  9 miles 


latitude:  31.723     longitude:  -91.401
photo credits:  Google Earth

example 2-  Mississippi
width of view:  11 miles 


latitude:  31.201     longitude:  -91.567
photo credits:  Google Earth

example 3- Louisiana
width of view:  7.5 miles 

latitude:  31.971     longitude:  -91.204
photo credits:  Google Earth

example 4- Mississippi
width of view: 12.9 miles


latitude:  32.506     longitude:  -91.070
photo credits:  Google Earth

example 5- Arkansas
width of view:  10.5 miles 


latitude:  33.313     longitude:  -91.200
photo credits:  Google Earth

example 6- Louisiana
width of view:  9.4 miles 


latitude:  32.824     longitude:  -91.163
photo credits:  Google Earth

example 7- Tamaulipas, Mexico
width of view:  1.9 miles

latitude:  25.854     longitude:  -97.321
photo credits:  Google Earth, INEGI, Digital Globe

example 8- Tamaulipas, Mexico
width of view:  2.4 miles 

latitude:  25.838     longitude:  -97.306
photo credits:  Google Earth, INEGI, Digital Globe

Just credit photos to Google Earth/Cochise College.
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