oxbow lake


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oxbow lake

[′äks‚bō ¦lāk]
(hydrology)
The crescent-shaped body of water located alongside a stream in an abandoned oxbow after a neck cutoff is formed and the ends of the original bends are silted up. Also known as crescentic lake; cutoff lake; horseshoe lake; loop lake; moat; mortlake; oxbow.
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I, therefore, urge all our people, instead of travelling to other places to board aeroplane, come to Oxbow Lake when you want to travel.
One-way analysis of variance (one-way ANOVA) tests, followed by the Ryan-Einot-Gabriel-Welsch (REGWQ grouping) multiple comparison tests were used to compare the water quality parameters and fecal coliform values (MPN) of the Savannah River, connected oxbow lakes, and disconnected oxbow lake (Table II).
For almost a decade, Lizotte and others have been devising ways to use oxbow lakes and wetlands for cleaning up the runoff from crop fields.
Zooplankton composition in five oxbow lakes from the Upper Jurua River, Acre State, Brazil
Combining all search techniques and accounting for three roosts located by both telemetry and roost searches, we found 23 total roosts, all of which were water tupelo in the oxbow lakes or similar habitat on private property.
In a nearly pristine oxbow lake in Manu National Park (Peru), both species were present in almost equal proportions, however were spatially segregated (Herron 1994).
The park includes an oxbow lake and a bottomland hardwood plant community that is at the northern-most edge of its distribution.
Over time, the oxbow lake dries up and just becomes a depression left in the land around the river.
Meanwhile, a small family of endangered giant river otters lolls gracefully in a protected area of an oxbow lake nearby.
Throughout the competition, his fish staged on semi-submerged timber situated between a spawning flat in the back of an oxbow lake and the main river channel.
A close friend owns part of a small oxbow lake farther down the Mississippi River from Tunica south of Greenville, Miss.