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A Study of the River Tees.

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A STUDY OF THE RIVER TEES INTRODUCTION Geography is the study of places, the physical and human processes that shape them and the people who live in them. This essay is on the River Tees. This is a river in the North of England. Some of the points, which I am going to write about in this essay, are, waterfalls, meanders, the river basin and gorges. I will also write about some places such as Yarn, Stockton, Teeside and Middlesbrough. Teeside has been the scene of large-scale industrial development and urbanization. I will also mention about the main exports such as salt, coal and iron. I have also mentioned about the farming that takes place along the river (e.g. Sheep farming and pastoral farming). The information in this essay is going to be what I have learned in class, whilst watching a video and something I have found in the Internet or Encarta. The river Tees is a river in the north of England. ...read more.

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The first man made feature along the river is further down the Tees valley. This is a reservoir. The next man made feature along the Tees valley is the boundary line, which marks the end of the moorland and the beginning of farming. It is still very damp and cold for crops to grow. It is also too high for crops to grow. Only kind of farming you can find is sheep farming. The first farm along the Tees valley is about 370 m above sea level. Now the air is getting warmer. The best bit of scenery is the waterfall. It is a break in the smooth course. To describe it even better, it is like a step. This is how a gorge is formed. The overhang collapses. The splash back erodes the softer rocks behind the waterfall. This causes a deep plunge pool to form at the base of the waterfall. The collapse causes the waterfall to retreat upstream. ...read more.

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Stockton was also closer to the sea. The main export in Middlesbrough is Iron ore and the main export in Stockton is coal. Look at page 9. Although the meanders were a great view from above, there was one problem. Whilst traveling in little boats, you can go through the meanders but not with big barges. This became a major problem. Eventually in the 19th century, they diverted the river into a straight line. It was like artificial channels. Look at page 9. CONCLUSION The River Tees is a river situated in the North of England, which has the Pennines as its source and the North Sea as its mouth. It has the longest waterfall in Britain. The landscape during the course of the river changes. The types of farming along the river are sheep farming, arable farming and pastoral farming. It has a lot of curving meanders. The river throughout the time has been diverted to make traveling down it much easier. The main exports along the river are salt, coal and oil. 1 ...read more.

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