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Journey along the river River Thames Upper Course Bibliography River Source Meanders Middle Course Flood Plains Lower Course Internet Introduction We would do a journey by the river Thames, starting in the upper course, passing through the middle course, and finally finishing in the lower course.
This river is located throughout the southern part of England, followig from Costwold hills east towards london and beyond you will followits 325-Km (218-miles) journey from source to sea. The Thames starts as a tiny bubbling out of the ground at Thames head, near the village of Kemble in Gloucestershire. some people say it should be measured from a place called severn springs and it would give 18 Km (11-miles) more. Tributaries The river has 8 main tributaries ; Leach, Churn, Coln, Windrush, Kenett, Evenlode, Ock, Loddon. But in total all the tributaries are 50. Some become deep enough for boats. In the Middle Ages, people would take their goods to the market in London, and they wold use the river for taking them. What animal do you think you can
find in the river thames?
a) black swan
b) hippopotamus
c) salmon
d) monkey Water Falls Normally rivers have water falls but in this case the river Thames don't have because the course of the river Thames is trough a pretty flat country. In the middle course the river has more energy and a high volume of water. As the river erodes laterally, to the right side then the left side, it forms large bends, and then horseshoe-like loops called meanders.
The meanders in the river are around ANSWER: A and C Fauna Of the mammals you'll no doubt see rabbits and maybe a stoat or a weasel. Wherever you go you'll see the commonest of Britain's ducks, the mallard, which like all ducks is especially resplendent from October to March. But other species of ducks visit the river too, so look out for tufted duck, pochard and wigeon. Insects are in abundance during the summer when dragonflies and damselflies, amongst the largest and so most noticeable, are active. What plants/trees do you think you
can find in the river thames? a. bamboo
b. passion fruit tree
c. willow herb
d. iris Answer: C and D The area of flood Plains in the river Thames is about 896Km2 Flora Plants of the riverside seem to be especially colourful from the bright yellow of the flag iris and marsh marigold in spring to the pinks of the willowherbs and purple loosestrife during summer. Plants of particular note along the Path are the nationally rare Loddon lily and snake's-head fritillary, both flowering on a few flood meadows in early spring.

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/thamespath/text.asp?PageId=30 The Lower Thames Floodplain covers the tidal Thames and its associated floodplain from Battersea in the west to Rainham Marshes and Crayford Marshes in the east. As the river flows east from Battersea it takes on more of the character of an estuary as it reaches Rainham and Crayford Marshes. Within the broad alluvial floodplain, the river channel meanders from the margins of the North Thames Gravel Terraces (NLA 9) at the City and around the Isle of Dogs to the southern river bank at Greenwich. East of the confluence with the Lea, the river channel maintains a more central course in the middle of the floodplain.

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/Images/19-lower-thames_tcm6-14426.pdf Estuary What to do in the River Thames?? spots: One of the most popular sports you can practice at the river Thames is rowing... This is because of the good level of water which is almost always calm, this makes it perfect to row. An other popular sport is sailing, just because of the same reason people row... tourism: Side watching is very common among the river Thames, this is because it goes past lots of interesting places such as the queen´s castle, throughout the city of London, etc. But there is not only entertainment in the river but in the city also... Such as; the river Thames museum, the interesting history about it, and lots more. Wildlife at the estuary fauna At this part of the river the wildlife has changes drastically... Now at the estuary you can see other animals such as: grey herons, herring gull, european goldfinch, meadow pipit, and others... (specifically between the Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges). The river also includes a large variety of fish. The Thames estuary is where the river thames meets the north sea. The estuary is one of the largest of 170 such iniets on the coast of Great Britain. It constitutes a major shipping route, with thousand of movements each year including large oil tankers, container ships etc. It is not easy todefine the limits of the estuary although physically the head of the sea reach, near Canvey island on the Essex shore is probably the western boundary, this is a line drawn from North Foreland in Kent. It is to here that the typical estuarline sandbanks extend. The estuary has a tidal movement of 4 meters, moving at a speed of 8 miles per hour. http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/thamespath/text.asp?PageId=30
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Thames Books The Stllements of River Thames
The River Thames Negative outcomes of the river One of the biggest negative out comes of the river are the boats. Thats because speeding boats are dangerous to other river users as well as anti-social. The wash they make can also cause great damage – to moored boats, the river bank and wildlife.

Another negative outcome is that before the river thames was a very dirty river but people start taking care of it and now days is better but obviously the problem has not stop because it was a lot of rubish that this river had.
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