Rapids occur when it past a series of alternating soft and hard rock. There would be sudden fall of water along parts of the river and the speed of the river is usually fast due to the change in gradient. When these mouths are blocked up completely, an oxbow lake will have been formed. Flood damage can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. The reservoirs store water which can then be released in times of low flow to cope with the water needs of homes, industry and agriculture further downstream. A bit lower down the river, the weather is not so extreme and the land is used for sheep grazing.
Removing the meanders was seen as a means of preventing the town's decline as a port. It rises on the eastern slope of Cross Fell in the Pennines, and flows eastwards for about 87 miles 137 km to the North Sea, between Hartlepool and Redcar. Yarm is particularly prone to flooding. The natural changes that occur in big rivers and some geological changes that involved this area are what made these bodies of water what they are today. Overall, there is a very large change of land use throughout the drainage basin of the River Tees. This means the surrounding land is fertile and used for agriculture.
These are important wildlife habitats The lower course is much more urbanized and industrialized than the upper sections, with large towns such as Stockton and Middlesbrough and the vast port of Teesside. New development discouraged building on low-lying and flood-prone land is discouraged - an example of land-use zonation land is used for activities not damaged by inundation e. Like most rivers, the River Tee has an upper and lower course. From there it meandered north and then back south, joining the current channel at a point about 1350 yds 1. This is also a tourist attraction, which could cause the land to be quite rough due to walkers, tourists and their cars. Much of the land is either open moorland or rough grazing, where the main land use is sheep farming.
I have also mentioned about the farming that takes place along the river e. What map clues suggest that this is the upper course of the River Tees? This helps maintain water levels for amenity purposes and eliminates tidal effects further upstream. It affects the land because it is constantly forming a gorge of recession. Higher up it was reasonably straight and narrow, with many small tributaries. The journey from Stockton to Middlesbrough could take as long as the journey from Middlesbrough to London. Shipbuilding has been replaced by oil platform construction and there is a huge modern integrated steelworks raw materials are converted to finished goods in one factory at Redcar. The tortuous channel below Stockton has been straightened by artificial cuts, and large areas along the estuary shore have been reclaimed by dumping slag.
There is also the Cow Green reservoir, on the Tees itself built in 1970. It can hold back water during times of flood. It is also too high for crops to grow. An oxbow lake is basically formed when the meander behind er … odes faster than the one in front. It also has a greater volume, as more tributaries have joined, so less water is touching the ba … nks of the river thus there is less friction acting on it and it has more power. In a straight line a river uses more energy than when it meanders.
Flood management strategies have been implemented: - flood warning systems - planning permission refusal in low-lying areas - monitoring of sea and river defences - building of the Tees barrage to reduce risk - dredging the river bed to increase channel capacity also improves navigation - new sewerage works and strict discharge legislation to improve water quality Research the Yarm Flood defence system and the Tees Barrage. As the process continues, the meander becomes more loopy. An oxbow lake is created when a mature river's meanders erode into eachother, on the undercut bank side. The effect shifts the river very slowly in the direction of the eroded bank. The valley also gets wider.
This probably doesn't help much but you should do a bit more research. The water will take the shortest route possible and the unused patch of river will dry up. Seals can often be seen on Seal Sands. The Upper Course: is characterised by low discharge but high velocity. Meanders: are major features of the middle course of the River Tees. The types of farming along the river are sheep farming, arable farming and pastoral farming.
Since 1825, when the Stockton and Railway was built it was extended to Middlesbrough in 1830 , Teesside has been the scene of large-scale industrial development and urbanization. Close to Yarm, the River Tees has formed very large meanders, some of which may form oxbow lakes in future. Mammals that live on the forest floor come in all sizes; from the smallest mice, to squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, foxes, deer and bears. There is also a huge demand for water for use in homes, industry and agriculture. The first farm along the Tees valley is about 370 m above sea level. On the lower slopes and middle catchment the land use changes to a greater amount of pasture and woodland. In its upper course, the River Tees flows over hard, impermeable rocks.
It comes from the shape of the lake. In the middle course of the Tees, there are many large meanders and the river is very wide and with only a few large tributaries. Meanders form when slight irregularities in the flow causethe moving water to be directed towards a bank. 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. Both rivers meander, but the Murray is particularly torturous. This is not ideal for farming, travelling and, because of the poor weather conditions, the rain will run down the lands, possibly causing floods.
Below Middleton-in-Teesdale the valley broadens, and the river receives important right-bank tributaries—the Lune, the Balder, and the Greta—from subsidiary dales. The forest teems with insect life in the summer -- spiders, mosquitoes, beetles, ants and sow bugs. Use this picure and annotate it with an explanation. As the River Tees reaches its middle course lateral erosion overtakes verticle erosion and is evidenced by winding meanders. Settlement first developed within the meanders for defensive reasons: but this has restricted growth in recent times in the town of Yarm In the lower course of the river it opens into the Tees Estuary: there is a lot of deposition evidenced by mud flats at low tide. It is impossible to grow crops on and to use pastorally. He often heard screams coming from the torture chambers.