UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    With reference to Oxbow lakes consider the following statements.                         
    1. It is formed when a wide meander from the main of a river is cut-off,                          
    2. These are observed in the upper course of a river.                                            
    3. They are also called as bayou or cut-offs in USA.                                              
    Which of the statements given above are correct?                                       

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3       

    C)  1 and 3

    D)         All of these       

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] An Oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from the main stream of a river is cut-off, creating a free standing body of water. This landform is so named for its distinctive curved shape, resembling the bow pin of an oxbow. These are found in lower course of a river. They are also called as bay or cut-offs in USA

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