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The Ever Changing Face of the Earth, River

The snakelike body of a river does not actually stay forever. In fact its bends will someday meet each other and form a shortcut at first (4°37’08.00"S 65°34’49.00"W, best viewed at alt of 3miles. Then after a few given times (could be decades), sedimentation will block the older path and form an oxbow lake (4°37’07.00"S 65°34’01.00"W). And then, after a few more decades this oxbow lake will disappear, leaving nothing but trails that only can be seen from heaven (river trail01.kmz).

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