V-shaped valley


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V-shaped valley

[′vē ¦shāpt ′val·ē]
(geology)
A valley having a cross-sectional profile in the form of the letter V, commonly produced by stream erosion. Also known as V valley.
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Hydropower potential exists in KP due to significant number of existing rivers, gorges, river tributaries and canals with reasonable gradient; landscape, V-shaped valleys naturally carved out by rivers, ideal to build dams, tunnels and other civil works for hydel power development projects; and stable positive cash flows, high rate of return, exemptions of income tax, withholding tax on import of machinery and turnover rate tax.