Ways in which a river transports its load

Ways in which a river transports its load

  • Suspension:

    is where insoluble materials are carried in within the River water downstream.

  • Traction:

    Is where the large piece of material like sand pebbles are dragged along the river bed as it is transported downstream

  • Saltation:

    Is where the river load especially light ones bounce over river bed/ materials are series of hopes and jumps / the materials are air borne at some stage and fall back to river bed.

  • Solution :

    Is where soluble materials are carried downstream after dissolving in water.


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