oxbow lake

NOUN
  1. a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel
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  • Mine were caught in oxbow lakes and meander scars in southwest Alabama. has anyone ever caught a bowfin or a snakehead? if so where and how big?
  • In a familiar oxbow lake, there were gallinules and egrets, even a couple of brightly colored wood ducks and five blue-winged teal.
  • Established in 1992, the 21-kilometer-long oxbow lake was one of three reserves set aside for the translocation of the baiji into a seminatural setting, protected from fishermen, factories, fertilizers, and river traffic.11 When a Billion Chinese Jump
  • The mighty Rufiji River is the lifeblood of the reserve and its numerous tributaries and oxbow lakes are ideal for boat safaris.
  • To venture into the almost trackless south of the Rufiji River, to the network of tributaries and oxbow lakes, is truly wild.
  • The rediscovery has galvanized efforts to save the Big Woods of Arkansas, 550,000 acres of bayous, bottomland forests and oxbow lakes.
  • Although this was a landscape of vast kinetic energy through the movement of water, there were also some wonderful moments of stillness: the huge veteran oaks at Atcham poised darkly in an oxbow lake, their massive root buttresses under water; the flock of mute swans, with one black swan in their midst, grazing the glimmering edges of flooded fields at Cound. Country diary: Wenlock Edge
  • To date, the problem with Anne Hathaway has been that while she does indeed look beautifully luminescent on screen, she has so far been shunted into a kind of oxbow lake of dreary roles: sweet, dribbly characters who must find their inner fire if they are to find true love. The First Post: Latest
  • In fact, the lower Kinabatangan wetlands, with their swamps and oxbow lakes and forests, host the largest concentration of wildlife in Malaysian Borneo.
  • Oxbow lakes are formed when river channels cut through their own meandering paths and form shorter courses, leaving standing bodies of water.
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