Meltwater streams that cross the outwash plain are braided because the channels become choked with coarse material due to seasonal variations in discharge.

  • Usually takes the form of a steep sided valley carved into the landscape.
  • Usually caused by the overspill of a lake that builds up next to or in front of a glacier.

 

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