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"Rivers in rural areas are much more natural than those in urban areas".

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INTRODUCTION The title I have chosen for my coursework is "rivers in rural areas are much more natural than those in urban areas". I have chosen this title mainly because it interests me more than the other titles. This is the only physical topic, and so it interests me more than any of the others. This project involves me in to going to an urban area, Bexley-Village, to examine a river and to go to examine a river in a rural area, which would be South-Darenth. MAP OF BEXLEY Bexley village is a small village in Kent, South East England. MAP OF SOUTH-DARENTH South Darenth is a small town not too far away from Bexley village. There are three or four different types of data, which I will need to collect. They are the width and depth of the river, data about the wildlife in and near the river, pollution in the river, and finally vegetation, which grows in or near the river. ...read more.


So although in an urban area there would be a lot of industrial waste and dirty water, the river can also be polluted when pesticides and fertilizers from agriculture gets washed away. The final useful piece of data, which I will collect, is the amount of vegetation in and near the river. We will probably see more vegetation in the rural area. Vegetation in the urban area would most likely be cut down or pulled out. I will use these four pieces of data to answer my three key questions. The key questions are; number 1 - "how much vegetation grows?" number 2 - "Does pollution vary between two areas?" and number 3 - "does the depth and width of the river vary between two areas?" METHODOLOGY When I am collecting this data from Bexley village I will be doing it in two areas. ...read more.


One of the areas is right beside my school and the other is where the river passes under a pub - the old mill. The two areas of where I am going to collect the data is shown in the map below. I have collected four different pieces of data to answer my question - "rivers in rural areas are much more natural than those in urban areas" the four pieces of data to be collected is pollution - litter, wildlife, width/depth of river, and vegetation. The litter counts; wildlife counts, and vegetation counts are all primary sources, which means that I will be collecting the data. I will also need to check if the channel has been altered in any way, for example, channelisation, building a floodplain, etc, because where the river shuttle flows past our school it has been channelised to flow beside the A2. This may have also occurred in other parts of the river, this data will also have to be recorded. ...read more.

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