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# Explanation of Computing River Reach Sinuosity Exercise

### Exercise Objective

To assess computation of river Sinuosity using earlier measurements from topographic maps and possibly aerial photos.

### Exercise Explanation

This exercise requires prior completion of the two previous FGM exercises.
1. Use Valley and river Reach lengths to compute Sinuosity. The quotient of river length at 5930 m and Valley length at 5500 m is a river Sinuosity of 1.08.
2. Use Valley and river Reach slopes to compute Sinuosity. The quotient of Valley slopes of 0.0364 and river slope of 0.0337 is a river Sinuosity of 1.08.

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