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point bar

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A low, curved ridge of sand and gravel along the inner bank of a meandering stream.
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The key units relevant to this study were emergent alluvial point bars and (in decreasing order of water depth) forced pool, pool, chute, recirculation, run, riffle entrance, glide, backwater and riffle (see glossary, page 70).
We found that you need enough vegetation on the outer bank to slow down erosion and let the bars grow on the inner bank; otherwise, the stream cuts through the point bars and creates a braided river," Braudrick said.
The western extent of this channel can only be mapped on the full stack reflection slice showing accreted meander point bars or early migrating meander loops lying west of the arcuate fault zone.
Most dredged material disposal areas are now located on erosional point bars, typically at a bend in the river so high flow redistributes sediments downriver.
There are a number of favorable structures for the deposition of gold and diamonds such as dykes scour pools and point bars identified on our Cuyuni property.
A number of favourable structures for the deposition of gold and diamonds, such as dykes, scour pools and point bars, have been identified within the Cuyuni River Project.
Within the area of interest, the Hackberry is stratigraphically trapped as a series of point bars.