River Irwell

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River Irwell
The River Irwell at Salford, looking towards Manchester city centre
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Physical characteristics
SourceIrwell Springs
 - locationDeerplay Moor, Cliviger, Lancashire
 - coordinates53°44′10″N 2°11′59″W / 53.73611°N 2.19972°W / 53.73611; -2.19972
 - elevation400 m (1,300 ft)
MouthRiver Mersey
 - locationManchester Ship Canal, Salford
 - locationAdelphi Weir
 - average17.72 m3/s (626 cu ft/s)
Basin features
 - leftCroal
 - rightRoch, Irk, Medlock

The River Irwell is a river which flows through the Irwell Valley in the counties of Lancashire and Greater Manchester in North West England. It is 39 miles (63 kilometres) long. The start of the river is at Irwell Springs on Deerplay Moor, about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) north of the town of Bacup, in the parish of Cliviger, Lancashire. The Irwell flows through the city centres of Manchester and Salford, before joining the River Mersey near Irlam.

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