A floodplain is that area adjacent to a stream that is composed of alluvium and over which the stream presently flows at times of flooding. Floodplain features are landforms produced by stream erosion, sediment transport, and deposition, such as point bars, oxbow lakes, and terraces.


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Voltaire, North Dakota- Pecatonica River, southwestern WI

Leavenworth, Kansas- Mississippi River, Iowa-Wisconsin

Ayer, Massachusetts and Campti, Louisiana - Kansas oxbow lake photo



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