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A river long profile shows the shape of the river's course from source to sea. It shows the changing width, depth and gradient of the channel downstream.

MAIN FEATURES OF LONG PROFILE:

UPPER COURSE : waterfalls, potholes, V-shapped valleys, plunge pool, boulders

MIDDLE COURSE : meanders, slip-off slopes, river cliffs

LOWER COURSE : levees, ox-bow lakes, delta, braided channel

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