Oxbow lake

Updated on 26/10/2022
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Part of an old meander or braid of a river. Oxbow lakes are more or less disconnected from the main channel due to the latter's displacement over time and to sedimentation mechanisms. Depending on their age, season and weather context, oxbow lakes can be with water or dry. These very rich evolutionary environments are favourable for breeding fish and some amphibians.
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Soumis au comité de relecture.