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An oxbow lake Edit or translate this description.
Group: Water
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An oxbow lake is a U-shaped lake that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water.

How to map

Draw the outline area of the oxbow lake and add natural=water + water=oxbow.

See also

  • water=lake - A natural or semi-natural body of relatively still fresh or salt water which is surrounded by land
  • water=pond - A small body of standing water, man-made in most cases
  • water=reservoir - An artificial lake which may be used to store water
  • water=river - The water covered area of a river