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CLIP 4313

River Tay - lower course and estuary

River Tay - lower course and estuary

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Key Info
  • River Tay - lower course and estuary
  • Duration: 02:49
  • A description of the landforms and land use in the lower course of the River Tay, Scotland. In its lower course, a river is wider, deeper and has larger meanders. By this stage a river may develop other features such as islands, deltas, oxbow lakes and braids. The Tay has a short lower course and the floodplain has been heavily built upon. Perth's North Newton estate suffered badly in the 1993 floods. Perth's docks are an important source of income for the city. The river must be constantly dredged so it remains navigable.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: river, floodplain, port, docks, trade, estuary, deposit, geography, bitesize
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip could be expanded upon to descibe the features mentioned and the processes which form them. This could introduce a local case study on flooding and flood protection.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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