Q. Consider the following statements:
1. Point bars are low, linear and parallel ridges of coarse deposits along the banks of rivers, quite often cut into individual mounds.
2. Natural levees are found on the concave side of meanders of large rivers and are sediments deposited in a linear fashion by flowing waters along the bank.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Natural levees and point bars are some of the important landforms found associated with floodplains.  

  • Natural levees are found along the banks of large rivers. They are low, linear and parallel ridges of coarse deposits along the banks of rivers, quite often cut into individual mounds.  
  • Point bars are also known as meander bars. They are found on the concave side of meanders of large rivers and are sediments deposited in a linear fashion by flowing waters along the bank.  
  • They are almost uniform in profile and in width and contain mixed sizes of sediments. 

Source: NCERT – XI Fundamentals of Physical Geography