The longest river in the UK
The process of water changing to vapour
The welsh name for this river is Afon Dyfrdwy
A steep sided gap created by a waterfall retreating over time
A river rising in Clocaenog Forest and flowing all the way to Rhyl where it meets the Irish Sea
An area of land where rainfall is funnelled into the river
A word used for a small river
The point where two rivers join
A river in the North West of England that takes its name from the Anglo- Saxon for Boundary River
A a famous example could be Victoria, Niagra and Angel
The longest river in the world
Second longest river in Europe
Spanish word for river
A body part you share with a river
The river which flows through Mr Stanyer's home town
On this river you might see the London Eye and Tower Bridge
A word used in Scotland to describe a narrow valley
A Scottish river sharing a name with the tallest mountain in the UK
A river that flows from the Loch where you might find an ancient monster
When water soaks into the ground
The process of breaking up material
A type of erosion where the power of the water splits apart weaknesses in the river bank and bed
The longest river in Africa
Where is the Yangtze River?
A manmade feature used to store water
When material is carried in the flow and smashes against each other
Welsh word for river
A bend in the river
An English river with a Biblical name
A landform found at the mouth of the river
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