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Rivers and Streams
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"EROSION AND DEPOSITION BY RIVERS AND STREAMS are the principal sculptors of Earth’s landscapes. Flowing water in rivers and streams picks up sediment, transports it to lower elevations, and deposits it in various settings. Flooding rivers deposit sediments and nutrients critical to agriculture, but they can also inundate cities and destroy structures built too close to the river bank. How do rivers operate, and can we predict how often an area will be flooded?"

From: Exploring Geology
by Stephen Reynolds, et al