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1

In the upper course the river is

Narrow
Shallow
Flows in a v-shaped valley

2

What is a v-shaped valley?

V-shaped valleys are produced as the river erodes its bed.
The river erodes vertically.

3

What are the features in the middle course?

The river flows at a more gentle slope
The river is deeper
The river is wider
The river meanders over the valley floor

4

What is deposition?

If the river flow slows down, it has to dump material in order to keep moving.

5

What are the main features in the lower course?

River is much wider
River is much deeper
Valley floor is flat
Valley floor is wide
The river meanders