River Severn

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The River Severn

A Key Stage 2 Resource for Rivers and Coasts

 
 
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Meanders

This big meander is near the Victorian Workhouse (behind the photographer). The previous meander can't be seen and is to the right of this photo.

image: meander

The photos below are a close up of the right side of the above photo, where the tree is.

image: sediment
Berty Beaver wonders where all the stones in front of the river bank have come from.
Do you have an idea where they might have come from?


Close up of the bend


The river has eroded the bank and a couple of trees have fallen in.

The river throws the materials it is carrying - sand, gravel and stones - against the bank and bed of the river breaking loose and dislodging more material. This process is called Abrasion.

image:eroded bank
The trees could eventually end up being transported further downstream.

After flooding or when the river is full, uprooted trees and branches are carried in the fast flow of the river. If they hit the sides of the river, then even more damage can be done.

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Key Vocabulary

Abrasion
The river throws the materials it is carrying - sand, gravel and stones - against the bank and bed of the river breaking loose and dislodging more material. This process is called Abrasion.

Sediment
The material that is carried by a river and then deposited.

Erosion
Erosion is the wearing away of sides and bottom of the rivers by the force of the water, and material carried by the water.

 
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