The River Valley

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The Upper Course

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Valley:

  • Mountainous
  • 'V' shaped
  • Steep Sided

Channel:

  • Narrow
  • Shallow
  • Fast Flow
  • Erosion
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The Middle Course

Valley

  • Flatter
  • Some hills

Channel

  • Wider
  • Slower Flow
  • Deeper
  • Erosion, Attrition, Hydraulic Action
  • Deposition and Transportation
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The Lower Course

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Valley

  • Flattest
  • Widest

Channel

  • Even Wider
  • Shallower
  • Deposition
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