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Each type of valley is formed by erosion. Valleys are landforms with two valley walls and a bottom of varying width. Many have river channels along the valley floor. V-shaped valleys and river plain valleys are formed by flowing water. U-shaped valleys are formed by flowing ice, or glaciers.

V-shaped valleys have steep valley walls with narrow valley floors. In cross section it has a "V" shape. They are created by fast flowing rivers with steep gradients. As rivers flow downhill quickly, they remove more sediment from the bottom of the stream channel than from the sides. This process is called downcutting. It can be compared to a knife cutting through a cake. The resulting landform is a narrow canyon with a fast flowing river and little bank, or floodplain, on the river sides.

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  • Copyright: Piotr Sosin (Dziadzia) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 3 N: 14] (364)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-07-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Canon G1
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-01-01 14:55
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