Water Quality and Deposition in Relation to Topography

Deposition is another aspect that is not usually measured in water quality test, but it has the ability to impact several other water quality issues. Basically, deposition is the opposite of erosion. It is the act in which sediments from the water are washed up onto the shore.

Like erosion, geography is one of them major topographic features that affects it. However, in contrast to erosion, deposition occurs where the stream finishes a turn. The particles which have momentum from the water are carried in travel to the far side of the river creating a smooth bank. These banks often look sandy because of the numerous small sediments or grains-like sand.

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