Why do rivers wind?

All rivers have a tendency to wind. There are 2 primary reasons why rivers wind. The first is that the water in the river spirals. And the second reason is that the river wears its bed and banks in some places. But in other places, the river deposits grains of mud and sand. This causes the river to take on a winding shape.

Another word for winding is “meandering”. It’s also good to know that the areas with the most “winding” or “meandering” occur where the river flows smoothly through soft and muddy banks.

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