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Alluvial river channel, Beydaglari Coastal (Olympos) National Park, Turkey

Alluvial river channel, Beydaglari Coastal (Olympos) National Park, Turkey

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Uploaded 27 Mar 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Turkey is the only country of its size that has so many different river basins, fed by several alluvial rivers. In alluvial rivers, the bed and banks are made up of mobile sediment and/or soil. They are self-formed, meaning that their channels are shaped by the magnitude and frequency of the floods they experience, and the ability of these floods to erode, deposit, and transport sediment. Since mountainous slopes are steep, the carrying capacity of rivers is high. The Beydaglari national pa ...
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