Dee, River


Dee, River

      river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, rising at an elevation above 4,000 feet (1,250 metres) in the Cairngorm Mountains and flowing for about 90 miles (145 km) east to the North Sea at Aberdeen. Its headwaters flow turbulently in highland glens set amid grouse moorland. The main valley widens below Aboyne, and the river flows through well-farmed country. The River Dee is famed for its salmon.

river, Wales and England, United Kingdom
Welsh  Afon Dyfrdwy,  

      river in northern Wales and England, approximately 70 miles (110 km) long. It rises in the county of Gwynedd on the slopes of Dduallt, in Snowdonia National Park, and falls rapidly to Bala Lake. Its valley then runs northeast to Corwen and eastward past Llangollen. The Vale of Llangollen contains Thomas Telford's aqueduct (1805) for the Shropshire Union Canal. Leaving the mountains, the Dee meanders northward across the rich pastureland of the Cheshire plain; below Chester it is confined in a straight, artificial channel. Its estuary, 12 miles (19 km) long by 5 miles (8 km) wide at its mouth and very shallow, has expanses of sand and marsh; the main town on the estuary is Flint.

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