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Kent is a county in England, south-east of London.
It is bounded on the north by the River Thames and the North Sea, and on the south by the Straits of Dover and the English Channel.
Kent is sometimes known as the Garden of England because of its agricultural influence, extensive orchards and hop-gardens.
www.oobdoo.com /wikipedia/?title=Kent   (2840 words)

The river is spanned by 20 road and nine rail bridges between Hampton Court and the Tower of London.
River of northeast England formed by the union of the North Tyne (rising in the Cheviot Hills) and South Tyne (rising near Cross Fell in Cumbria) near Hexham, Northumberland, and reaching the North Sea at Tynemouth ; length 72 km / 45 miles.
The principal tributary of the Tyne is the River Derwent, and the chief towns and cities along its course are Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Jarrow, and South Shields.
www.fatbadgers.co.uk /Britain/rivers.htm   (3832 words)

 History - City of Kent, Washington
Kent was the second city in King County to incorporate.
Annual floods of the Green and White rivers contributed to the agricultural fertility of the Kent valley.
The Greater Kent Historical Society and Museum is at 855 E Smith Street, in Kent.
www.ci.kent.wa.us /about/history.asp   (209 words)

 Rivers of Kent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the main river, whose catchment area covers almost 25% of the county.
River East Stour - rising near Hythe to Ashford.
River Wantsum - part of the old Wantsum Channel separating the Isle of Thanet from Kent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rivers_of_Kent   (352 words)

 Kent Online Parish Clerks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Many suffered for their faith in Kent, including a priest who was burned in front of his own church door, and although Penenden Heath later became the place of execution, earlier burnings and hangings took place at Fairmeadow - a strange name for a place that saw such deeds.
Kent's rivers and estuaries, and the sea itself, have played a prominent part in its history, with Sir Francis Drake and Admiral Sir John Hawkins living and working in Chatham, where the young Nelson also began his naval career - the Victory was launched here in 1865.
This, for followers of Kent's rich heritage, is the significance of White Horse Woods as a marker for the Millennium in Kent.
www.kent-opc.org.uk /Historyp2.htm   (847 words)

 Map of River Kent (clickable)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The River Kent starts its journey from the hills surrounding Kentmere, the highest of which is High Street being approximately 830 meters above sea level, the river flows for a distance of only 20 miles before entering the sea at the northern end of Morecambe Bay.
There are four main tributaries of the River Kent, the rivers Mint, Sprint and Gowan all of which join to the the north of Kendal, and the the River Gilpin with its confluence on the edge of the Kent Estuary.
Kendal is the largest town on the river and a large proportion of the town has been developed on the natural flood plain, as a result Kendal has a history of flooding extending over centuries.
v1.www.cleo.net.uk /content/geography/source2sea/Sor2Sea/KENT.HTM   (517 words)

 Investigating Rivers - River World
River World has resources for children and teachers on rivers, waterways and water in our homes.
Rivers of the World contains articles on local, national and global rivers, with key facts, maps and photos.
Teacher Planning addresses the topics of Rivers and Water according to the Geography QCA document, and is organised under key questions, with linked activities.
www.kented.org.uk /ngfl/subjects/geography/rivers   (206 words)

 ALBERT EINSTEIN AND MEANDERING RIVERS; Kent A. Bowker; Search and Discovery Article #70001 (1999)
Einstein goes on to explain how helical flow develops in a meandering river, and that because the higher-velocity portions of the stream will be driven to the outside (concave) portion of the river bend, erosion will be greater there.
Einstein, A., 1954, The cause of the formation of meanders in the courses of rivers and of the so-called Baer's Law, pp.
Jackson, R.G., 1975, Velocity, bed-form, texture patterns of meander bends in the lower Wabash River of Illinois and Indiana: Geol.
www.searchanddiscovery.com /documents/Einstein/albert.htm   (761 words)

 New Kent History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
New Kent is one of the oldest and most charming counties in Virginia, and was first mentioned in the records of the General Assembly in the year of 1654.
New Kent once formed part of Charles River County, one of the eight shires into which the colony of Virginia was divided in 1634.
In 1998 the New Kent Historical Society restored the old jail at New Kent Courthouse as a museum and depository for County Historical artifacts.
www.newkent.net /history.html   (664 words)

 Kent State Women's Cross Country -- Aug. 25, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
KENT, Ohio -- The Kent State University women's cross country team was predicted to finish fourth of 13 teams, while the men were picked to place fifth of 12 squads in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Preseason Coaches Poll.
Kent State was followed by Eastern Michigan University (119), Miami University (106), Central Michigan University (87), Ohio University (82), Western Michigan University (60), Bowling Green State University (47), the University at Buffalo (44), Northern Illinois University (19) and Marshall University (18).
Kent State's women finished third and the men placed fifth at the 1999 MAC Championships in Kent, Ohio.
dept.kent.edu /athletics/wcc/2000/wcc082500.htm   (269 words)

 Kent | The Great Outdoors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Kent has miles and miles of winding country lanes, footpaths and bridleways - perfect for those who like to live al fresco - many of which lead you to explore the dramatic landscape of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
This nationally important landscape covers nearly a quarter of the county of Kent stretching from the White Cliffs of Dover to the London and Surrey borders.
For a change of scene you could always take a cruise down one of Kent's rivers, stopping off from time to time to sample traditional Kentish Ale from one of the many Kentish pubs.
www.kenttourism.co.uk /en/what_to_see_and_do/outdoors.asp   (271 words)

 Kent and Medway Structure Plan
Kent’s geography means that it is not suitable for large-scale hydro-electric power generation.
Protecting the water quality of rivers, groundwater and around the coast is essential to health and to protect Kent’s fauna and flora.
Kent's river quality can be described as 'good to fair' but there are still significant problems, particularly at times of low flow during the summer months.
www.kmsp.org.uk /chapter09.html   (6464 words)

 Kent WildlifeTrust - The Geology of Kent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Within the county of Kent we find rocks of Cretaceous and Tertiary age (140-50 million years) exposed at the surface.
Kent was not covered by ice during this period but suffered a tundra-like climate.
In Kent gravel is mainly brown weathered flint but other pebbles will reflect the bedrock over which the river has flowed - we show Sarsen Stone with the gravels.
www.kentwildlife.org.uk /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=243&Itemid=349   (1066 words)

 Aquatic Ecology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Research is conducted in a variety of habitats and in modern laboratories using a wide range of approaches to address critical issues in basic and applied ecology.
The Kent campus is home to a unique experimental wetland facility, The Art and Margaret Herrick Memorial Aquatic Ecology Research Facility (AERF).
Kent State University, Kent State and KSU are registered trademarks and may not be used without permission.
www.kent.edu /biology/Research/AquaticEcology/index.cfm   (267 words)

 Paddle Kent County - Paddlers' Paradise
Detailed maps of each of the principal paddling areas in Kent County, including the location of all public launch ramps.
Tidal data for the Upper Chesapeake Bay and the Chester and Sassafras Rivers
Kent county has 30 public launch ramps, and there's no charge for kayaks or canoes.
www.kentcounty.com /paddling   (187 words)

 NCAA Football - North Carolina St. vs. Clemson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Rivers' final TD pass of the afternoon went 63 yards to Troy Graham and came with just under three minutes gone in the fourth quarter.
Rivers, who leads the ACC in total offense ahead of Dantzler, completed 21-of-48 passes for 370 yards.
Rivers threw a first-quarter, 81-yard touchdown to Ray Robinson to open the scoring and Kent Passingham booted field goals of 32 and 34 yards in the final 3 1/3 minutes of the first half for the Wolfpack.
www.usatoday.com /sports/scores100/100281/100281369.htm   (608 words)

 Investigating Rivers Homework
A river is fresh water flowing across the surface of the land, usually to the sea.
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground such as mountains or hills, where rain water or melting snow collects and forms tiny streams called gullies.
Rivers drain nearly 75% of the earth's land surface.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /Homework/Grivers.html   (425 words)

 BBC - Kent - Discover Kent - Conversations with Kaddy
Another snippet I came across was the apparent 1500 year 'rivalry' between those who are born to the west or east of the river.
Those born to the east of Kent are Men of Kent, or Maids of Kent, and if you're born on the west side then you're a Kentish Man, or Kentish Maid.
Boats using this 10th and final lock on the river Medway are completely reliant on the high tide in order to get through it, and if they turned up at the wrong time may end up running aground.
www.bbc.co.uk /kent/do_see/features/kaddy_medway.shtml   (358 words)

 Economics and Rivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
You and I know that rivers are priceless, but we can't let this prevent us from placing a monetary value on a river system and the free work that it does for society.
The lead article entitled "Using Economics as a River Conservation Tool" was written by Stephen O. Andersen, J. Glenn Eugster, and Rolf Diamant.
The Economic Impacts of Prtoecting Rivers, Trails and Greenway Corridors.
www.rivernetwork.org /newsite/blank.cfm?doc_id=250   (519 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Kent | River patrol to halt eel poachers
Rivers in Kent and Sussex are being given night-time patrols to prevent the illegal netting of young eels.
Each spring thousands of eels arrive in rivers in the region from the Sargasso Sea in South America but stocks are believed to be declining.
Juvenile eel or elver fishing is illegal in Kent and Sussex.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/kent/4879816.stm   (303 words)

 River Medway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River Medway in England flows for 112 km from Turners Hill, in West Sussex, through Tonbridge, Maidstone and the Medway Towns conurbation in Kent, to the River Thames at Sheerness, where it is the latter's last tributary.
The mouth of the river is defined by Garrison Point, between the Isle of Sheppey and the Isle of Grain.
The river and its tributaries flow through largely rural areas, Tonbridge, Maidstone and the Medway Towns being the exceptions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Medway   (918 words)

 Carus Green Golf Club, kendal, Hole descriptions and course map.
At times testing with the rivers kent, mint and sprint meandering through the course, it offers challenges to every level of golfer.
The River Kent runs down the left, so a tee shot to the right of the fairway is the best option.
Again the River is in play on the left but the safe play to the right centre should yield a short birdie put.
www.carusgreen.co.uk /course.htm   (543 words)

 The NetRisk
In Kent, for example, the Environment Agency confirmed it had increased capacity of its flood warning systems to reduce the time it takes to warn the 26,000 registered recipients of its flood warning service.
Kent Local Flood Defence Committee (KLFDC) chairman Colin Tandy, added: "Much has been done and is planned in response to river flooding that inundated parts of the committee's area in recent years.
We are far from complacent and have no doubt what the rivers of Kent are capable of.
www.thenetrisk.com /html/news/news_long_1_template6.html   (712 words)

In the UK the Environment Agency (previously the National Rivers Authority), is in charge of monitoring river and lake levels and making flood warnings when necessary.
However, a large river system is harder to understand as there are many smaller streams involved, which are not monitored.
The rivers of Kent and Sussex already had very high water levels because of significant rainfall.
www.econet.org.uk /weather/floods.html   (742 words)

 Rivers_exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A River Runs Through Us: The Rivers of Kentucky, will feature artifacts, oral histories, and full-scale environmental displays to detail the character of the Commonwealth’s seven major rivers.
The Rivers exhibit will be the Kentucky Historical Society’s first exhibit resulting from an audience survey.
The topic of the state’s rivers received an overwhelmingly positive response.
www.kentucky.gov /Newsroom/history/Rivers_exhibit.htm   (408 words)

 Cranbrook, Kent.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Kent Pages is a comprehensive local directory for Kent.
If you run a website that covers "Cranbrook, Kent" and are based in Kent you can submit your details for free in our Cranbrook, Kent section.
CADAC has various lakes, reservoirs and rivers situated in Kent and Sussex to suit all types of angler.
www.kent-pages.co.uk /Kent/Cranbrook/more2.html   (277 words)

 CT DEP: Macedonia Brook State Park
After Kent was settled in 1738, the Indians and settlers shared this area in comparative harmony.
As the original Kent owners moved away or died, many of the woodland parcels west of the Housatonic were sold or left to a commercial and farming settlement called Macedonia.
Operating both in Kent and the village of Macedonia, the Kent Iron Company's iron furnace, two forges and a puddling works converted cast iron to malleable iron.
dep.state.ct.us /stateparks/parks/macedonia.htm   (511 words)

 Websites about Rivers
A River Study on the River Darent (River Darenth) in Kent
The River Severn is Britain's longest river, rising in mid Wales and flowing for 220 miles to the Bristol Channel.
The source of the River Severn is high in the Cambrian Mountains in Wales.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /Homework/rivers/websites.htm   (171 words)

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