Landforms

By Amber, Jadyn, Dorothy Ann

Meander

Meander- A river or road following a winding course.

  • A meander forms from when the water in the stream erodes onto the outer banks

  • Erodes means to gradually wear away.

  • A meander looks like a winding path of water or road.

  • You can find a meander in Southern Europe and Serbia

Flood Plains

Floodplain- An area of low-lying ground and subject for flooding
  • Floodplains are created by a river or lake or any kind of body of water on land that has been located there for many years and eventually cause the land to be pushed down and create a low-lying area of ground called a floodplain.
  • Most people try to avoid building homes near or in floodplaiqns because it is unsafe and has high flood risks.
  • Floodplains are dangerous for floods, but they are tempting for conctruction of homes because of their beautiful views and easy access to water.

Ravine

Ravine- A deep narrow gorge with steep sides.

  • Ravine is a deep, narrow steep-sided valley formed by running water
  • The water erodes the earths surface away from beneath the water which is what creates the ravine.

Delta

Delta- a peace of land shaped like a triangle that is formed when a river splits into smaller rivers before it flows into an ocean



A place that you can find a delta Is in Egypt



  • A river delta is a landform that forms at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, or reservoir. Deltas form from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth.