River Tees # Flashcards

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Where is the River tees?

A

Northern England

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How long is river Tees?

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137km long

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What is the source of the River Tees?

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Pennine Hills

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What is the mouth of the River Tees?

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North Sea

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What landforms are found in the upper course of the River Tees?

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  • Waterfall called high force. There is a 21m fall into a plunge pool below. High force is the UK’s largest
    waterfall by volume when in full flow
  • The top of high force is formed from igneous rock called Whinstone, which is more resistant than the limestone underneath.
  • High force is a visitor attraction, with many walking paths around the site. There is a local hotel.
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What landforms are found in the middle course of the River Tees?

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  • As the River Tees starts to erode sideways (lateral erosion), it forms meanders.
  • These can be identified in the middle course near Barnard Castle.
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What landforms are found in the lower course of the River Tees?

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  • Yarm, there are large meanders which have formed ox-bow lakes.
  • There are levees here that have formed when the river has flooded.
  • The River Tees has a very large
    estuary with mudflats and sandbanks which supports wildlife in the area. Sites such as Seal Sands are protected areas.
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