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August 20, 2017
Reading Contour Lines: Identifying Valleys
The map below shows the contours of a river valley. Roll over the buttons to find the river that correctly matches the contours. Click on the buttons to check your answer.
Rivers flow downhill, usually along the lowest land on the map. When contour lines cross a valley, they form a 'V' shape, with the point of the 'V' always pointing uphill.
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