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 at Caersws

Caersws is in a valley and is on a flood plain, a section of the valley floor that is sometimes covered by the river when it floods

After a period of heavy rainfall further upstream, the River Severn overflows and floods the fields around Caersws. The flooding leaves a deposit of fine silt and mud on the valley floor.


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Percy spots another fisherman standing in the river

The river channel is much wider now than it was up in the mountain. A larger river channel means there is less friction, so the water flows faster.

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Key vocabulary

When the speed of a river decreases it has less energy to carry its load, so it drops it (deposits it).

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


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