Area of Deposition

Area of Deposition

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An area of deposition is a place in which the river has over time deposited the sediments from the river into the same area again and again creating a build up of soil and rocks. The deposition soon forms a land mass that can be altered dependent upon wind, ice, water and gravity transporting the surface materials. The most common areas of deposition are shallow spots along the river such as near the connection with a floodplain, or when the water is reaching a point that it meets another source. The most deposition occurs when the river is moving faster due to the higher level of erosion. Friction slows down the water near the bank or the bottom of the river, so not all of the sediment is flowing at the same speed.


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