Case Study: River Tees Flashcards

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Where is the source of the River Tees?

The source of the River Tees is at Cross Fell in the Pennines, Northern England.

What notable feature is found in the upper course of the River Tees?

The upper course of the River Tees features the High Force waterfall, formed by the interaction of hard dolerite rock (Whin Sill) and softer limestone.

How do meanders and floodplains form in the middle section of the River Tees?

In the middle section, tributaries increase the water volume, leading to faster flow and more hydraulic action. This creates meanders and floodplains, observable around Barnard Castle.

What happens in the lower course of the River Tees?

In the lower course, meanders enlarge, floodplains expand, and levees form from repeated deposition during floods, evident in areas like Darlington and Yarm.

What is an estuary and where is the River Tees’ estuary located?

An estuary is a transition zone where freshwater meets saltwater. The River Tees’ estuary is located at Teesside, where it meets the North Sea.

What type of valleys are found in the upper course of the River Tees?

V-shaped valleys, formed by the rapid descent of the river through moorlands, are found in the upper course of the River Tees.

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