- Splitting around mid-channel islands that are roughly three times the width of the channel at full discharge.
In particular, logjams blocked channels and led to the formation of side channels and floodplain sloughs, producing multiple anabranching channels and riverine wetlands that are in stark contrast to the large, single channels that exist in these streams today.
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