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Fluvial cycle of erosion

The word fluvial means running water and has been derived from the Latin word ”Fluvus” meaning river. Thus the fluvial cycle of erosion involves the degradation caused by running water in the shape of rivers, streams, and springs. Rivers are responsible for erosion and transportation simultaneously. They act through mechanical corrosion (Mechanical grinding of the …

Stages of Valley Development:

The development of stream valleys takes place in a orderly fashion. A valley passes through three stages during its evolution. The three stages are (i) Youth Stage, (ii) Mature Stage, and (iii) Old Stage. (1). Youth or Early Stage: A stream is said to be in the youth stage when it cuts its valley downward …