Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Beheaded River Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_149

When river capture occurs in a watershed, the upper course of the captured river changes its course, while the lower course, which has lost its headwaters, will have a greatly reduced volume; therefore, it is called a beheaded or misfit river.

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