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- A braided river has a channel.
- That consists of a network of small channels.
- Temporary islands called;
- Braided streams rivers with high slope & large sediment load.
- That dramatically decrease channel depth & channel velocity, such as;
- Distinct from meandering rivers.
- Usually highly mobile with river layout.
- Channels move sideways via differential velocity:
On the outside of a curve, deeper, swift water picks up sediment
Re-deposited in slow-moving water on the inside of a bend
- an abundant supply of sediment
- high stream gradient
- rapid and frequent variations in water discharge
- erodible banks
- a steep channel gradient
- A stream with cohesive banks.
- That are resistant to erosion.
- It will form narrow, deep, meandering channels.
e.g. Brahmaputra-Jamuna River.