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Definition of Braided channel

Braided channel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Not to be confused with the River Braid, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
A braided river is one of a number of channel types and has a channel that consists of a network of small channels separated by small and often temporary islands called braid bars or, in British usage, aits or eyots. Braided streams occur in rivers with high slope and/or large sediment load. Braided channels are also typical of environments that dramatically decrease channel depth, and consequently channel velocity, such as  river deltas, alluvial fans and peneplains.

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