Example of a river valley in the Uk

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  • The River Tees
    • Upper Course
      • Has waterfalls. The river drops 20m in a single sheet. Has retreated back overtime to form a gorge.
      • High V-shaped valleys, and interlocking spurs.
    • Middle/Lower Course
      • Meanders, levees and floodplains. Natural levees have built up over time as the river floods and sediment is deposited.
      • Area needs to have high levels of management.
    • River is 85 miles long and drains an area of 710 square miles. Source is in the Pennine hills

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