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  River Severn
The River Severn is the longest river in Britain.
At high Spring tides the River Severn may be tidal as far as Upper Lode Lock.
The River Severn and Sharpness Canal are under British Waterways regulations which require craft to be licensed, insured and subject to a Safety Certificate.
www.btinternet.com /~motorboat/severn.htm   (400 words)

  Severn - Wikipaddle
The River Severn is the longest British river, at 354 kilometres (219 miles) long; it rises at an altitude of 610 metres on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales, and it passes through a number of English counties, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester located on its banks.
The Severn Valley is a rural area of mid-western England, through which the River Severn runs and the Severn Valley Railway steam heritage line operates, starting at its northernmost point in Bridgnorth (Shropshire) and running south for 25km (15 miles) to Bewdley (Worcestershire) and the Wyre Forest.
As the river passes the reservoir's high banks there is an island, with a small low Grade II rapid on the left channel (the right is shallow and gravely).
wikipaddle.org /wiki/River_Severn   (1157 words)

  River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial meltwater, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is waterlogged.
The Susquehanna River, the principal river of Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay
The Tigris, one of the twin principal rivers of Mesopotamia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River   (2740 words)

 River Severn is the longest British river Bristol Channel
According to some sources, the name " Severn " is derived from the name Sabrina (or "Sabern"), based on the mythical story of the drowning of a nymph in the river.
River Severn used to be a route for freight, but nowadays is mainly used buy pleasure boats.
With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Hawbridge (Worcestershire), the Severn is England ´s largest river in terms of water flow.
www.riversevernbore.co.uk /River_Severn.htm   (265 words)

 River Severn at AllExperts
As the Severn becomes tidal the associated deity changes to Noadu, who (Romanized as Nodeus), is represented mounted on a seahorse, riding on the crest of the Severn bore.
The River Stour rises in the north of Worcestershire in the Clent Hills, near St Kenelm's Church at Frankley.
A curious phenomenon associated with the lower reaches of the Severn is the tidal phenomenon known as the bore.
en.allexperts.com /e/r/ri/river_severn.htm   (1317 words)

 Severn (river Great Britain) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Severn (river, Great Britain), river, southwestern Great Britain.
The Thames and the Severn are the longest rivers in Britain and are almost equal in length.
Worcester (England), city, administrative center of Worcestershire, western England, on the Severn River.
encarta.msn.com /Severn_(river_Great_Britain).html   (228 words)

 River Severn Tales by Chris Witts,including the Severn Bore
River Severn Tales by Chris Witts,including the Severn Bore
The River Severn produces the highest bore in Europe.
The Mariners Chapel was built in Gloucester Docks in 1849 as a mission to the numerous seamen who visited the port.
www.severnbore.ndirect.co.uk   (148 words)

 The Severn Bore Page
As many as 60 bores occur throughout the world where the river estuary is the right shape and the tidal conditions are such that the wave is able to form.
The shape of the Severn estuary is such that the water is funnelled into an increasingly narrow channel as the tide rises, thus forming the large wave.
The river's course takes it past Avonmouth where it is approximately 5 miles wide, then past Chepstow and Aust, then Lydney and Sharpness where it is approximately 1 mile wide, and soon the river is down to a width of a few hundred yards.
www.severn-bore.co.uk   (412 words)

 Conwy Richards - Coracle Types - The River Severn - Ironbridge - Shrewsbury & Welshpool   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coracles were still in use on the stretch of the River Severn between Bewdley and Welshpool at the beginning of the Great War (1914) a distance of 60 miles, thirty years later that distance was halved.
Unusually for one river, on the Severn there were different designs of coracle in use for many different tasks and an early record from1586, Camden writes of a coracle man netting or angling with a rod and line in a horsehide covered Coracle.
On many stretches of the river bridges are few and far between and for the inhabitants living near the river owning a Coracle was a must, also on some bridges like Ironbridge a toll was charged.
www.coracle-fishing.net /text-files/types-severn.htm   (1550 words)

 Modern Severn Bridges
This new Severn bridge is quite close to the ferry crossing that was used by the Romans in the days of the empire, illustrating, as many Severn bridges do, that the number of good crossing points is limited, and that people will use them during long periods of time.
The Severn bridge deck, analogous to the long box structure of a modern aircraft wing, was the answer to the problem.
The river Severn passes under this viaduct at the eastern end; east of the river span there is only a span over the steep bank of the river.
www.brantacan.co.uk /modern_severn_bridges.htm   (3344 words)

 River Severn in Worcestershire: Worcestershire History Encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The River Severn (named "Sabrina" by the Romans) rises on Plynlimon in Wales, and passes through the counties of Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire before it reaches the sea.
It is an irony that the railway that robbed the river of much of its trade, itself became extinct when it ceased to carry passengers and freight in the infamous cuts made by Dr. Beeching in the 1960s of vast stretches of branch lines.
Another village bisected by a main Road is Kempsey on the east bank of the River Severn, the church standing at a point by the river where once there was a ford and nearby stood a bishop's palace.
home.freeuk.com /whe/WorcestershirePast/Severn/sevmarina.html   (3250 words)

 River Severn Bore Tidal Bore Bristol Channel
The River Severn Bore is a natural example of a self-reinforcing solitary wave or solution.
A curious phenomenon associated with the lower reaches of the Severn is the tidal phenomenon known as the Severn Bore.
Severn Bore enthusiasts even attempt to surf along on the bore wave, which can be 2 m high.
www.riversevernbore.co.uk   (197 words)

 River Severn & River Thames barges
The shallow river barges that once sailed over 170 miles upriver beyond Shrewsbury to Welshpool all disappeared back in the 1890's, whilst the local style of down-river sailing barge, the Severn 'Trow' is now only represented by the restored 'Spry' preserved at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, and a few rotting wrecks.
However big and efficient the river barges became their goods usually had to be transhipped into narrowboats to reach most of their customers in the industrial areas of Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
In the 1950's the Severn still transported thousands of tons of fuel oil in tanker-barges but that ended very suddenly with the building of pipelines and the opening of the M5 motorway.
www.canaljunction.com /craft/thamsevn.htm   (727 words)

 SRA History
Today, the SRA is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the preservation of a river, and one of the largest civic groups in Anne Arundel County with over seventy communities represented.
Interest spread to issues affecting the quality of life for all living in the watershed of the Severn River, highway and passenger rail development, bridge planning, and in 1939, the rampant commercialization of Ritchie Highway.
As a result of a 1984 initiative, the Severn River Commission was created in 1985, and the SRA supported the creation of the Severn River Land Trust in 1989.
www.severnriver.org /history.htm   (485 words)

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As I said, this amazing river has had its Ups and Downs over the years and in 2000 was hit by some of the worst floods in my living memory and some of my favourite venues were unfishable for weeks on end.
Like any big river, it is affected by rainfall in its hinterland and this in turn does affect the fishing but once it starts to fine-down, the Severn seems to recover fairly quickly, though never quickly enough of course, and the fishing seems to soon return to its former glory, sadly maybe not completely though.
I love the River Severn from top to bottom, as you've probably already gathered, and I like the various sections each in their own special ways, but I have to confess a very soft-spot for its upper reaches and head-waters.
members.lycos.co.uk /lureangler/severn.htm   (1489 words)

 Narrowboat holidays on the River Severn from Starline Narrowboats
The River Severn, the River Avon and the Canals
is a wide river with high tree-lined banks and is navigable for approximately 45 miles from Stourport to Gloucester.
A cruise along the River Severn is a good introduction to boating as there are only 6 locks - and these are electrically operated by lock keepers.
www.starlinenarrowboats.co.uk /routes.html   (336 words)

 Data assimilation and adaptive forecasting of water levels in the river Severn catchment, United Kingdom
This paper describes data assimilation (DA) and adaptive forecasting techniques for flood forecasting and their application to forecasting water levels at various locations along a 120 km reach of the river Severn, United Kingdom.
The methodology exploits the top-down, data-based mechanistic (DBM) approach to the modeling of environmental processes, concentrating on the identification and estimation of those “dominant modes” of dynamic behavior that are most important for flood prediction.
The complete model consists of these lumped parameter, linear and nonlinear stochastic, dynamic elements connected in a quasi-distributed manner that represents the physical structure of the catchment.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2006/2005WR004373.shtml   (393 words)

 River Severn, Bridgnorth webcam
This is our webcam which overlooks the River Severn from High Town to Low Town.
The camera is located on the side of the Theatre on the Steps and we are grateful to them for allowing us to mount the camera on their building.
Severn cam isn't our only webcam we also have our Birdcam which is watching a family of blue tits as the chicks grow up.
www.bridgnorth-dc.gov.uk /static/page970.htm   (320 words)

 SABC: Health & Environment: River Severn
The river Severn enters the borough near Alberbury in the West, and leaves at Buildwas in the East.
It takes a meandering route, the length along the river is 70km (almost 44 miles) is more than double the direct distance of 34km (21 miles).
The downside of having a major river in the town centre, is occasional flooding, a major project is in progress to build flood defences along the river.
www.shrewsbury.gov.uk /public/health/river   (164 words)

 Canoe hire on the River Severn. Route Planner, camping equipment and Prices.
Touring on the Severn offers a combination of unspoilt 'wilderness' canoeing for much of its length, along with a number of places of interest en route.
From Stourport, the Severn is a BWB managed navigation for which a licence is needed.
River levels can be obtained by telephoning the Environment Agency River Line 0906 619 7744.
www.mountainandwater.co.uk /severnroute.htm   (882 words)

 River Severn Bridges
Early man regarded the River Severn as a defence against the enemy on the other side, therefore he didn't find it necessary to cross the river that often.
The river would have been very shallow, especially on the upper reaches, where no doubt it would have been easy to place tree trunks on large stones and walk across.
The Second Severn Crossing was opened on the 5th June 1996 and will have cost in excess of £300,000,000.
www.severnbore.ndirect.co.uk /bridges.htm   (203 words)

 Pororoca - Amazon River
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The Amazon River or River Amazon; Spanish: Río Amazonas, Portuguese: Rio Amazonas) of South America is the...
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Mooring is often frustratingly difficult at the pubs and villages along the river.
There is a floating sani station on the opposite side of the river and the town has some good pubs and shops.
South of here, the river splits in two and you take the eastern parting through a rather unattractive narrow section.
www.catshill.com /trips/severn.htm   (685 words)

 River Severn - Rossall
This water contains most river species, but is particularly good for barbel, chub and pike, with the barbel going into double figures.
Turn left for Montford Bridge on the B4380, cross the river and continue to the Four Crosses public house on the left.
At this point you are approximately in the middle of this 800 yard stretch of river.
www.lymmanglers.net /RiverSevernRossall.aspx?sm=d_h   (279 words)

 River Severn Estuary
As defined by the Navy Hydrographer, the River Severn extends down to the Second Severn Crossing and the Severn Estuary occupies the area between this bridge and a line from Lavernock Point (south of Cardiff) to Sand Point near Weston-super-Mare.
Tidal currents in the Severn Estuary are very strong (upto 8 knots at Springs) and rocks and sandbanks abound.
Avonmouth marks the entrance to the River Avon and the Port of Bristol.
www.severn-boating.co.uk /estuary.htm   (378 words)

 River Severn Weirs Debate
The danger to the river is not boats or weirs - it is lack of water.
In the US there are growing campaigns to remove weirs and dams of various sizes and return rivers to their natural state Some dramatic successes have been achieved.
I do not like river boating at all and am not interested in it - the only real trip I have done was from Gothenburg over the incredibly beautiful Gota Canal (built by Thomas Telford) with its two mountain ranges and two lakes to Stockholm.
www.igreens.org.uk /river_severn_weirs_debate.htm   (2483 words)

 River Severn
The River Severn is our nearest large river, it is 350km long and flows from its source in the Cambrian Mountains in Wales, to its mouth in the Bristol Channel.
Watch the Landmarks video (Follow the River Severn) carefully, especially the information about the features you would find along the course of the river, in the three stages of its course — the upper, middle and lower course.
Using the outline map to help you, make THREE lists, one for the Upper part of the river’s course, one for the Middle section and the last one for the Lower section.
www.sln.org.uk /geography/river_severn.htm   (438 words)

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