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Encyclopedia > River Usk

The River Usk, Afon Wysg in Welsh, rises in the mountains of mid-Wales then flows south-east through Abergavenny and the eponymous town of Usk to the Roman legionary fortress of Caerleon and the Bristol Channel at Newport.


It is the deepest river in the British Isles at its mouth.


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River Usk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
The River Usk, Afon Wysg in Welsh, rises in the mountains of mid-Wales then flows south-east through Abergavenny and the eponymous town of Usk to the Roman legionary fortress of Caerleon and the Bristol Channel at Newport.
It is the deepest river in the British Isles at its mouth and has the second largest tidal range in the world after the Bay of Fundy in Canada.
Evidence of the Usk's longstanding use in transport and trade came in the form of the remains of the Newport ship which were unearthed in July 2002.
river: Definition and Much More From Answers.com (3670 words)
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial meltwater, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is waterlogged.
The Susquehanna River, the principal river of Pennsylvania
The Tigris, one of the twin principal rivers of Mesopotamia
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