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Geography Project. Name: Loh Ben Heng Class: Y8A Teacher Kalpana Kishore Kumar. Contents:. Introduction Upper Cour se Middle Course Lower Course. Introduction. A river is made up of 3 parts:. Upper Course. Middle Course. Lower Course. The Upper Course.

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geography project

Geography Project

Name: Loh Ben Heng

Class: Y8A

Teacher KalpanaKishore Kumar



Upper Course

Middle Course

Lower Course

  • A river is made up of 3 parts:

Upper Course

Middle Course

Lower Course

the upper course
The Upper Course
  • The upper course is the highest section which is found in the mountains or hills. Here the river erodes a v-shaped valley, the path is fairly straight and it flows downhill steeply. The landforms that are common in this course of the river are waterfalls and gorges.
the middle course
The Middle Course
  • In the middle course the angle that the river flows down is less steep, the river begins to meander and the valley sides are also less steep. Common landforms here are river beaches and river cliffs.
the lower course
The Lower Course
  • The lower course has the gentlest slopes - both in long profile and across the valley floor. This almost flat land is known as the flood plain. The river may have very large meanders and ox-bow lakes. The mouth of a river is when it reaches open water - either a lake or the sea. Under certain conditions a delta can be found here.