Why do rivers bend?

On November 25, 2014
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I spend a lot of time in streams of different types. My favorite thing about stream fishing is all the curves they present, that makes it so that every few steps there will be a different view. Yet, I admit, I don’t think I ever wondered “why do rivers bend rather than go straight?” Yesterday I ran across this cool little video that answers the question I never asked but probably always wanted to know.

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  1. Steve says:

    And in cattle grazing country, there is a huge impact on the banks of streams as the beasts come down to water. No telling what kind of channel diversions happen when the banks are trampled, when the stream-side vegetation is destroyed.

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