Some rivers suddenly change course, and we may finally know why
With enough flooding and other edits to a landscape, rivers may abruptly chart new, more favorable paths, known as avulsions.
«But when they do, scientists who study rivers use a special term: an avulsion. Avulsions are rare, but as the Koshi River disaster showed, the consequences can be catastrophic.»
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