LANDFORMS THAT RESULT FROM RIVER REJUVINATION

LANDFORMS THAT RESULT FROM RIVER REJUVINATION

knickpoint

a knickpoint is the break-in slope of a river profile caused by a rejuvenated river.




there is often a waterfall at a knickpoint, called a knickpoint waterfall.

Augrabies falls on the orange river (Gariep) in South Africa is an example of knickpoint waterfalls

LANDFORMS THAT RESULT FROM RIVER REJUVINATION
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terraces

when rejuvenation of the river flowing on a wide valley occurs, the new valley is curved into its own floodplain

this produces steps on either side of the valley.

these are terraces, and they often occur in pairs on either side of the valley

incised meanders

an incised meander is a deep, steep-sided meander (bend) formed by severe downward erosion of the existing meander. such erosion is brought about by the rejuvenation of the river.

incised meanders forms when rejuvenation occurs in the stream which is already meandering




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River rejuvenation is the renewal of the erosive activity of the river. This means that the river starts eroding its channel more vigorously than it has been doing before due to changes that take place in the course of the river. Rejuvenation can occur at any stage of the rive

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