The Journey of a River- Physical features and uses

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  • Journey of a River
    • Lower Course
      • Very flat and low valleys
      • Alluvium (tiny bits of sand and silt)
      • Oxbow lakes
      • Load mostly suspended
      • Levees and Floodplains
      • Deltas
      • Mouth
      • Uses
        • Power stations
        • Industry
    • Middle Course
      • Wide river valleys
        • Lateral erosion
      • Meanders
      • Smaller, more rounded bedload
      • Uses
        • 95% farming
    • Upper Course
      • Source- where the river starts
      • Steep-sided valley
        • V-shaped
        • Due to vertical erosion
        • Gorges
      • Narrow, shallow river
      • Large angular bedload
      • Waterfalls
      • Tributaries
      • Uses
        • Nature reserves
        • Farming
        • Resevoirs
        • Few settlements

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