Welsh: Afon Hafren
|Country||England and Wales|
|Region||Mid Wales, West Midlands, South West|
|Counties||Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire|
|Cities||Shrewsbury, Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol|
|- location||Plynlimon, Powys, Wales|
|- elevation||610 m (2,000 ft)|
|- location||Bristol Channel, United Kingdom|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||354 km (220 mi)|
|Basin size||11,420 km2 (4,410 sq mi)|
|- location||Bewdley, Worcs. |
|- average||61.17 m3/s (2,160 cu ft/s)|
|- maximum||533.48 m3/s (18,840 cu ft/s)max recorded on 1947-03-21|
|- location||Apperley, Glos.|
|- average||107 m3/s (3,800 cu ft/s)|
|- location||Montford, Shrops.|
|- average||43.46 m3/s (1,535 cu ft/s)|
|- left||Vyrnwy, Tern, Stour, Warwickshire Avon, Bristol Avon|
|- right||Teme, Leadon, Wye|
The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is the longest river in Great Britain. It is about 354 kilometres (220 miles) long. It starts in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. The county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester are on its banks. The Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.
The river is usually considered to become the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing. The river then discharges into the Bristol Channel, which discharges into the Atlantic Ocean. The Severn's drainage basin area is 11,420 square kilometres (4,409 square miles), excluding the River Wye and the River Avon which flow into the Severn Estuary.
References[change | change source]
- "National River Flow Archive – 54001 Severn @ Bewdley". Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
- "HiFlows-UK". Archived from the original on 9 January 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
- "National River Flow Archive – 54001 Severn @ Montford". Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
- "Frankwell Flood Alleviation Scheme, Shrewsbury" (PDF). UK Environment Agency. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
- "The River Severn Facts". BBC. Retrieved 28 December 2006.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to River Severn at Wikimedia Commons