Topic(s):   Landforms

A valley is a low area of land that is between mountains or hills. There are two kinds of valleys. There are v-shaped valleys and u-shaped valleys. V-shaped valleys are formed by the action of rivers and erosion. The action of glaciers and the movement of the earth’s crust form u-shaped valleys.

Rivers and streams can flow through valleys and into oceans. The bottom of a valley is called the valley floor. There is great farmland on the valley floor. The sides of the valley are called valley walls.

Some examples of valleys are Napa Valley and California Central Valley in California. Other valleys are Minnesota River Valley and Death Valley.

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