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A fluvial channel with alternate stable single-channel reaches, and unstable multi-channel sedimentation zones. This term has also been applied to channels which are midway between meandering and braiding. Wang et al. (2007) Geomorph. 91, 1–2 describe changes from braided to wandering in the Weihe River, China.

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