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Cut Bank, MT -- U.S. city in Montana
Population (2000): 3105
Housing Units (2000): 1492
Land area (2000): 0.983623 sq. miles (2.547572 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.983623 sq. miles (2.547572 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18775
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 48.634801 N, 112.331090 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59427
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cut Bank, MT
Cut Bank
Cut Bank (disambiguation)

Cut Bank may refer to

  • Cut Bank, Montana, a city in the United States
    • Cut Bank (Amtrak station), the city's train station
    • Cut Bank Municipal Airport, the airport serving the city
  • Cut Bank Creek, a river tributary in Montana
  • Cut Bank Ranger Station Historic District
  • Cut Bank (film), a 2014 film
Cut bank

A cut bank, also known as a river cliff or river-cut cliff, is the outside bank of a water channel ( stream), which is continually undergoing erosion. Cut banks are found in abundance along mature or meandering streams, they are located on the outside of a stream bend, known as a meander, opposite the slip-off slope on the inside of the bend. They are shaped much like a small cliff, and are formed by the erosion of soil as the stream collides with the river bank. As opposed to a point bar which is an area of deposition, a cut bank is an area of erosion.

Typically, cut banks are nearly vertical and often expose the roots of nearby plant life. Often, particularly during periods of high rainfall and higher-than average water levels, trees and poorly placed buildings can fall into the stream due to mass wasting events. Given enough time, the combination of erosion along cut banks and deposition along point bars can lead to the formation of an oxbow lake.

Not only are cut banks steep and unstable, they are also the area of a stream where the water is flowing the fastest at a higher pressure and often deeper, making them rather dangerous. Geologically speaking, this is known as an area of high-energy.

Material eroded here is deposited downstream in point bars.

Cut Bank (film)

Cut Bank is a 2014 American thriller film directed by Matt Shakman and written by Roberto Patino. The film stars Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Teresa Palmer and Michael Stuhlbarg. The film was selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in the United States on April 3, 2015, in a limited release and through video on demand by A24.