Oliver Lions Park

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What

Rivers are restless: they erode their banks on one side and deposit on the other. A straight riverbed soon becomes a series of loops, called meanders. Over time the meanders grow wider, until the river changes its mind, cuts through the meander, and fills in the cut edges. That creates a half-circle, “oxbow” pond, like this one.

Nsyilxcən Translation
iʔ‿saʔtítkʷ lut t̓aʔ‿cƛ̓lap: iʔ‿sḱłtmʕaps əcsix̌əx̌əl̓x iʔ‿saʔtítkʷ. iʔ‿sxʷr̓xʷr̓aps nt̓rq̓ʷitkʷ xʷuy uł yírak̓ʷk̓ʷ
(the river never stops: the erosion turns the river into the oxbow
lut mat nstilsəlx qʷnikstmsəlx iʔ‿siw̓łkʷ, łə‿tłikstmsəlx ki k̓sikstmsəlx iʔ‿qaqxʷəl̓x iʔ‿snilíʔtns
(they thought straightening the water channel would be good for their farming).

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Les rivières sont fébriles : elles érodent leurs banques d’un côté et déposent sur l’autre. Un lit droit devient bientôt une série de boucles, appelées des méandres. Peu à peu les méandres poussent de plus en plus large, jusqu’à ce que la rivière change son avis, coupe à travers ses méandres et remplit les bords coupés. Cela crée un demi-cercle, un étang “Oxbow”, comme celui-ci.

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Lions Park 49.189059, -119.551120 Lions Park (Directions)

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