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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Oxbow lakes are a distinctive form of shallow standing waterbody, formed when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off.
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).
These isolated segments eventually become the oxbow lakes and backwater wetlands that are scattered across the Delta landscape.
Zooplankton composition in five oxbow lakes from the Upper Jurua River, Acre State, Brazil
Seventy-four percent were found in Gastu Lake, sixty-three percent in Maram Lake and seventy-one percent in Oxbow Lake. More bird species were recorded at disturbed areas (site 1) compared to least disturbed sites (2 and 3).
Explain how river processes may lead to the formation of an oxbow lake. Draw a labelled diagram as part of your answer.
Zoologists developed a scheme to save the Baiji by setting up a conservation reserve in a 21-kilometre oxbow lake which was once part of the Yangtze.
Other ice fishing areas in southeastern New York include Copake Lake in Columbia County, the non-tidal portion of Esopus Creek in Saugerties, Binnewater Lakes in Rosendale, the small oxbow lake near the Esopus along Route 209 in Kingston, and Onteora Lake, off Route 28 west of Kingston.
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.