meander chute cut-off

Discussion in 'Specialized Terminology' started by ButtercupPrincess, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. ButtercupPrincess New Member

    Spanish - Spain

    i was reading a paper about research on hydrology and, talking about wood presence in river channels, they said: 'Wood can also have a significant impact on meander chute cut-off'

    I am not sure what it means in Spanish.

    Thank you for your help
  2. Sprachliebhaber Senior Member

    USA English
    "Meandering" refers to the change of a river bed caused by greater erosion of the outer bank of a bend; this forms an enlarging loop which is eventually cut off when two sections of the bed approach each other and are connected by a "chute" (a break-through channel).

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