Formation of an Oxbow Lake.

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Formation of an Oxbow Lake.
1 A meander is created
1.1 The hydraulic action erodes the neck of the meander
1.1.1 There is now a very thin gap between the two necks of the meander.
1.1.1.1 The river floods and cuts through the neck of the meander to the other side.
1.1.1.1.1 The bend of the meander is cut off and the river takes the most efficient route.
1.1.1.1.1.1 An oxbow lake is formed.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Eventually the body of water with dry up.

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