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That parenthesis of water alongside the main channel is an oxbow.
For an even closer encounter, stay in Angama Mara’s high-luxe equivalent on the Tanzanian side, the Singita Mara River Tented Camp, which is built above an oxbow.
From the Gulf Coast, my path leads me north into the interior bottomlands of Louisiana and Mississippi, with their mix of hardwood swamp forest, river oxbows, row-crop agriculture, and the tiny old towns of the lower Mississippi.
Muñoz and his colleagues have attempted to extend this record back to roughly 1500 by sampling bottom sediments from three oxbow lakes in Mississippi and Louisiana.
In a flood, water churns up chunks of sediment and spreads into the oxbow.
The river in flood cuts an oxbow, the overfull dam gives way.
Unlike most of Houston, 45 minutes north, the low-lying community, built around several small oxbow lakes, remained mired long after Harvey passed.
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: a place where a river curves in the shape of a U
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