[Tagging] [Tagging ] How to tag a paleochannel of a river

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 18:47:19 UTC 2021

On Fri, 12 Mar 2021 at 17:32, Tod Fitch <tod at fitchfamily.org> wrote:

In American English I think those are called “oxbow lakes” [1].

Looking at the wikipedia articles, paleochannels and oxbow lakes
are different things, formed by different mechanisms, and (at
least on a ground survey) different physical characteristics.

Those examples don't have the characteristic horseshoe shape of
an oxbow lake.

It's possible it needs a new tag under natural, with a subtag
indicating if it's wet.

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