Many sources of river pollution approximate steady-state conditions and, under such conditions, the rate of transverse mixing is critical in determining the impact of pollutants. Results are presented from transverse-mixing experiments which were carried out on a large-scale laboratory channel with meander planform geometry of natural cross-section, generated by flow over a mobile bed. Dye-tracer measurements below three point sources within one cross-section are presented and compared, together with hydrodynamic measurements. The results show the importance of locating outfalls to maximise mixing rates, hence minimising pollution impact (depending on the environmental need). A release on the outside of a bend is shown to result in a faster rate of transverse mixing than a release on the inside of a bend.