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What forms a delta

Deposition- when deposition exceeds the rate of sediment removal. (They are made of three types of deposition- top set, bottom set and fore set)


What are the three shapes of delta

Arcuate, cuspate and bird's foot (vegetation can occur in all)


Where are deltas located

At the mouth of a river


Diagram of deltas

In folder


Delta example

Mississippi- small tidal waves and weak currents, large sediment load.
Was originally a birds foot delta, doesnt change any more


What is a delta

A landform that forms at the mouth of a river, where the river flows inti an ocean, sea, estuary, lake or reservoir