Geology Chapter 17
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The flat-lying area surrounding a river channel is termed the
The deepest part of the channel, where the stream flows fastest, is the
In uniform sediments with a relatively constant slope at the surface, a ____________ drainage network is expected.
V-shaped stream valleys result from the downcutting of stream erosion and
mass wasting on the valley sides
have flowing water either episodically or during a portion
of the year
Moving away from its headwaters, the flow of a stream becomes more
The stream gradient of most rivers
is greater near the source than near the mouth
The inner edge of a meander, where sediment is deposited, is a
If a 50-year flood occurs on the Mississippi River in 2010, what is the probability that a flood of at the same magnitude will occur in 2011?
At a delta,
stream gradient decreases and
a single channel breaks into multiple, radiating distributary channels
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