River Severn

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The River Severn

A Key Stage 2 Resource for Rivers and Coasts

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The River Severn near Welsh Pool

Welshpool is a market town on the England/Wales border

Distance from Source: 48 km (30 miles)

Height above Sea Level: 70m

Width of river: 33m

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Weir on the River Severn near Welshpool

image: view across flood plain to Welshpool
View of Welshpool across the Severn flood plain

Photo above © Copyright Penny Mayes and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. (original photo)

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Key Vocabulary

Flood Plain
An area of flat land found on either side of a river and which are regularly flooded whenever a river spills over its banks.


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