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Ever wondered WHY do Rivers Have Deltas?

September 4, 2016

I’m sure many of our paddlers have seen a river delta at some point along a paddling trip!  Just in case you don’t know what it is, here is a quick definition!

river delta is a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or standing water. This occurs where a river enters an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir, or (more rarely) another river that cannot transport away the supplied sediment.

If you’ve ever wondered why these exist, look no further!  Check out this informative video about why river deltas exist!

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