Channel Types

Braided Stream Channel
Form where a sediment rich stream slows
Near stream grade changes from steep to shallow
Divides into many smaller interwoven channels
Wide and shallow
Meandering Channels
Form on flat area with broad floodplain
Has a sinuosity ratio greater than 1.5
Sinuosity
length of stream along channel
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actual straight line distance travelled by stream

Anastomose Channel
Multiple channels that divide and reconnect
Not easy in a braided channel