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How does the river's long profile gradient change downstream?
Flatter (decrease)
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How does the river's long profile channel width change downstream?
Wider (increase)
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How does the river's long profile valley width change downstream?
Deeper (increase)
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How does the river's long profile discharge change downstream?
Higher (increase)
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How does the river's long profile velocity change downstream?
Faster (increase)
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What is the name of our example River?
River Severn
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Identify 4 methods of river management.
Hard engineering - channel diversion (flood relief) / flood embankments / channel straightening / dams & reservoirs. Soft engineering - Environment Agency text message / plant more trees / flood plain zoning / river restoration
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What human or physical factor can increase flood risk?
Deforestation / urbanisation / storms / saturated ground / snow melt
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What is the graph called used to calculate flood risk?
Flood hydrograph
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How does the river's long profile channel width change downstream?

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Wider (increase)

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How does the river's long profile valley width change downstream?

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How does the river's long profile discharge change downstream?

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How does the river's long profile velocity change downstream?

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