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The removal of weathered sediment by the force of the river water
the material being carried by the river knocks against one another causing it to become smaller and rounder
The sheer force of the water hitting the bed and banks
The load repeatedly hits the bed and banks, a sandpapering effect that deepens and widens channel over time.
When river water flows over soluble rocks they become part of the water as they are dissolved by it.
the largest material is rolled along the bed of the river at times of high discharge
A leapfrogging movement as small stones and grains of sand bounce along the river bed
The finest material, clay, is carried within the water.
The direction of erosion by the river that is sideways. It becomes more dominant in middle and lower course.
The direction of erosion by the river that is downwards. It is dominant in the upper course of a river valley.
When material is dumped by the river at times of low discharge or when the carrying capacity of the water is exceeded.
The wearing away of the landscape by the movement of the river
The movement of sediment by the river.
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