Point bar

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A point bar is a section of the river on the inside of a meander that is shallower and slower flowing than the outside of that same meander. This slower flowing water is more likely to deposit sediment due to the lack of force to push it through the area. This causes faster moving water to be on the outer bank, cutting more into that far side to create a wider loop and therefore a more extreme curving meander at this section of the river. This area is clearly a point bar due to the fact that the water on the inside of the meander is evidently shallower and therefore slower flowing than the outside as a result of the river placing sediment here. Also the river after this meander is a clean straight shot for some way meaning that the water level then disperses again after the meander. The area surrounding this point bar is quite fertile and can be used for various types of farming. One of the biggest draws to this would be the OakGlenn Vineyards and Winery which is able to thrive due to the fertility of the land from being so close to the Missouri River.


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