Deposition

When the river loses energy, it drops any of the material it has been carrying. This is known as deposition.

Factors leading to deposition:

  • shallow water
  • at the end of the river’s journey, at the river’s mouth
  • when the volume of the water decreases
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The rate of erosion, transportation and deposition varies along a river’s course and during the year – it is never the same.
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