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  1. #1 How the hoof-shaped lake forms? 
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    Same of topic...


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    Perhaps you can provide us with an example of a a "hoof-shaped lake." Then, we could explore the surrounding vicinity to discuss possible mechanisms of formation.


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    I imagine you are talking about ox bow lakes. These form on river flood plains where the river has adopted a meandering path. These meanders are constantly changing shape as sediments are eroded from the outer curves and deposited on the inner. Eventually a neck will form that is easily breached during a flood, so that the river now takes up a new, shorter course. The old meander is left as a short lived lake.

    Google ox bow lake and you'll get tons of information.
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    James, is this another part of that riverbank question?
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    How the hoof-shaped lake forms?
    Do you suppose it is giant horses galloping across flood plains.
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    or it might be the devil's work
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt
    How the hoof-shaped lake forms?
    Do you suppose it is giant horses galloping across flood plains.
    Really really big ones
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    are you sure it wasn't Paul Bunyan's playmate, Babe?

    they are called "ox bow lakes", after all ...
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