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Project about the River Thames, written by Miguel Angel, age 8.

Project about the River Thames, written by Miguel Angel, age 8.

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  • River Thames By Miguel Ángel Reyes Suárez in 3A
  • The River Thames  The river Thames is a very famous river located in London, England.  It’s the longest river in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn.  It doesn´t only flow through London, it also flows through Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.
  • Location  The river is located in England.
  • The river´s physical features  The river is 346km long and has a rise and fall of 7 metres (23ft).  The river ends in the North Sea.  The river has got over 80 islands and some island are inhabited.  Most of the interesting things of London like the Big Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London are near the river.
  • Does the river changes along its course?  Yes. Through its course, the river makes some little rivers called canals.  In the canals, you can go through boats.  If you have been to a London canal, maybe you didn´t realise that the canals were part of the river Thames.
  • What happens if the river floods?  If the river floods there is no problem thanks to the flood barrier, that doesn´t let the river flood go to the land.  When the river floods, the barrier closes at high tidean when the river is at low tide the barrier opens.  Sadly, there is only a flood barrier in a part of the river so the land can flood in other places.
  • BUT!!!
  • HELP! The river is flooding!!!!!  Did you know London is flooding?  Since more or less from the 10th of February parts of London have been flooded.  Nearly 6,000 homes have been inundated along the Thames Valley and elsewhere following England's wettest January in 2½ centuries.  For that reason, London was in orange alert.
  • What effect does the river have on people who live in their banks?  The river gives work to people because it is used for transport and communications across England.
  • What happens if there is a drought?  The river will NEVER be dry because in England it rains a LOOOOT.
  • The river at night  The Thames at night is incredibly beautiful with the London Eye lights…  If you go through the river Thames at night, it will probably be the paradise.
  • The river in the GREAT fire of London  The river is also famous for stopping the Great fire of London going to the other half of London.  In the 1660´s people have done lots of paintings of the river during the Great Fire of London.  People used the river to transport their things because their houses haf been destroyed by the fire.
  • The End