Kōrero: Water resources

Braided river (2 o 4)

Braided river

The separate strands of the Rakaia River wend toward the distant sea. Braided rivers form when sediment and gravel build up on the riverbed. Eventually the build-up becomes so high that the water, seeking the lowest path, begins to flow down a new channel. In this way the streams of a braided river are constantly moving across their wide bed.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN38455/15
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Rivers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18195/braided-river (accessed 25 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008