Floodplain wetland draining caused channel incision

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Floodplain wetland draining caused channel incision
This clip shows a vertical view of a small wetland being drained as the channel near it incises and the water table elevation drops. Note the formation of a sequence of terraces as the channel incises. Here incision was caused by removal of sediment downstream using an aspirator.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
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