Geoff shows how he and his neighbor approach the vegetation and grazing of their shared stream bank differently - even though they are both ecological practitioners. Geoff uses his system to bring useful deposits like course sand and organic matter to his property. He does this by allowing the banks to be covered with "weeds" and not allowing cattle to graze the banks. On the other side of the stream, cattle graze the banks, eroding them and they spray herbicide to get rid of the weeds so they can replant native vegetation.
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Subtropical desert (Köppen: BWh)
Elevation: 1090 ft Annual rainfall: 7"
To be fair though, this time he's comparing apples and oranges. His system is on the inside curve of the meandering river, which is always an area of deposition. While his neigbour is on the outside curve, which is always an area of erosion. The land I looked after as a teenager was inside a huge curve which was slowly being eroded at the neck to form an oxbow lake and I had a good chance to watch the whole process for many years.