Deposition

  • Deposition may take place when a river enters an area of shallow water or when the volume of water decreases - for example, after a flood or during times of drought.
  • Deposition is common towards the end of a river's journey, at the mouth.
  • Deposition at the mouth of a river can form deltas- for example, the Mississippi Delta.
The Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta

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