Geography: river landforms in the river Clyde valley

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Where is the source and where does it run through?
The source is in the Southern Uplands of Scotland •the river flows North-West through Motherwell and Glasgow
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Where is the mouth?
The mouth is estuary in the West Coast of Scotland
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How long is the river?
The river is 160km long
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Upper course: where and how is the source formed?
The source is in the Lowther Hills - two tributaries(Daer and Portail water) come together
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Upper: what landform comes next, and explain?
There are interlocking spurs at Crawford - between 300 and 500m high
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Upper: what landform comes next, and explain?
The Falls of Clyde are four waterfalls near Lanark - the highest is Corra Linn which is 27m high •there is also a gorge
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Middle: what landform comes next and where, explain?
There is an Ox-bow lake formed near the village of Uddingston
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Middle: what landform comes next and where, explain?
There are meanders between Motherwell and Glasgow
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Lower: what landform comes next and where, explain?
Glasgow is built on a floodplain of the river Clyde - the land is 5m above sea level on either side
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Lower: what is the next landform and where, explain?
The rivers estuary is 34km West of Glasgow and 3km wide, it joins to the Firth of Clyde and eventually the Irish sea
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Where is the mouth?

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The mouth is estuary in the West Coast of Scotland

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How long is the river?

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Upper course: where and how is the source formed?

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Upper: what landform comes next, and explain?

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