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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 …

Rivers and Engineering

Rivers and Engineering: The flow of a river brings many positive as well as negative changes on the landscape. The rivers or streams transport sediment from one location to another. We should also need to know that as a river flows and erodes sediment, gravels and silt, which changes the shape of the course of …

Features of Stream Erosion

Stream erosion brings enormous changes within the landscape of its passage. The power of water gets succeeded in order to remove all kinds of obstacles before its way. It cuts the rocks, erodes the ledges, digs out trenches. Stream water brings many changes to the channel it passes through. Following are the main features of …

Work of Streams

Streams do a large of geological work. Flowing water from upstream toward downstream possesses a tremendous amount of energy. The geological work of streams is to erode the valley, transport the eroded material, and deposit the same in the lower reaches at favorable sites. Stream Erosion: The stream causes erosion in four ways: (i) chemical …