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Where does the River Tees start? in the moorlands of Cumbria in Crossfell
Where is Crossfell? in County Durham
Where is Country Durham close to? water shed of the Pennine Hills
Yorkshire and Durham
What are the names of two waterfalls in the River Tees? Cauldron snout and High Force
What are temperatures? low
Why are temperatures low? precipitation is high and evaporation is low
How much rainfall is there annually? 1200ml
What is the altitude? 700m above sea level
How does altitude affect rainfall? High altitude means high rainfall because the wind carries moist air. Air rises above the mountain that is in the way, but by doing so the air cools down and cool air cannot retain moisture as well so it rains.
What happens because the land is saturated? The water can run off into the streams quickly
Use two words to describe the River Tees very narrow and shallow
A few hundred metres down there is a lot of sediment
Why is there a lot of sediment in the upper course? because the river has not had enough time to erode sediment
What type of valley is there? a steep v shaped valley
What is 600m above sea level? cow green reservoir
Why is this a good place to build a reservoir? because the land is worthless, there is more precipitation
Why is the reservoir essential? for drinking water, or urban industries
Created by: 7bhu
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