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The rock on the top of the waterfall is a hard rock, it is good to give an example such as Limestone

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GEOGRAPHY WORK Waterfalls The rock on the top of the waterfall is a hard rock, it is good to give an example such as Limestone. The rock underneath and behind the waterfall is a soft rock which can be easily worn away. Again, a good example of this is shale. ...read more.

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This process continues and hard rock is broken off as the waterfall retreats. Spray from the waterfall undercuts more. Meanders If something is in the way of a stream or river it has to go round it for example a tree or a rock. After this first bend, the river hits the outside of the bend with more and more force to erode the river bank and enlarge the meander. ...read more.

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This is an oxbow lake. Deltas Deltas are formed at the end of rivers (river mouth) as it flows into the sea. Rivers carry a lot of sediment (mud). The river flows into a calm sea. This slows the river down. This makes the river drop its sediment. This deposited sediment builds up over years creating a delta. The river is forced to split up. The smaller rivers made by deltas are called distributaries. Examples of Deltas are Nile Delta, Ganges Delta. ...read more.

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