Scroll plain

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A scroll plain occurs where a river meanders across an area with a very low gradient, usually with a fairly continuous discharge. In addition to meanders, scroll plains are also characterised by many oxbow lakes.

Examples of scroll plains[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

The upper reaches of the Taieri River form a stunning scroll plain near Paerau (pictures:[1] [2] [3]).


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