PUBLISHED: 10 March 2014

Timelapse of a Meandering River

Alberta is home to many meandering rivers. This is seen in the way they weave back and forth across the landscape. These meandering rivers continue to move across the land as their edges erode, and during floods and high streamflow when the alluvial fan is filled with sediment forcing the water to find a new path.

Last week Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted a link to a 28 year timelapse of a meandering river in Peru. It can be seen below.

Alberta’s rivers are mostly too small to see active meandering on the timelapse however you can see some meandering in the Elbow River above the Glenmore Reservoir. Let us know if you find a better example.