How do rivers get rid of sand bars that build up?



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    Sandbars are created by the force of the moving water carrying sediment, then depositing it when there is a bend in the river and/or the flow slows significantly. Sand bars add to the effect of a meandering river, as they build up around the bends and force the water to change directions a bit. It is important to be able to predict where sandbars will form and how much effect they will have on the rivers direction when building around rivers. 

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