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1 River, c.90 mi (140 km) long, rising in the CairngormsCairngorms
, group of mountains forming part of the Grampian Mts, in Highland, Moray, and Aberdeenshire, central Scotland, between the Dee and the upper Spey rivers; they rise to c.4,300 ft (1,310 m).
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, Aberdeenshire, E Scotland, and flowing E past Ballater to the North Sea through an artificial channel at Aberdeen. The channel was constructed (1872) to improve Aberdeen's harbor. Celebrated for its beauty, the Dee also has notable salmon fisheries. 2 River, c.50 mi (80 km) long, rising in Dumfires and Galloway, SW Scotland, and flowing generally S to the Irish Sea. There are five power stations in the Dee basin.


Welsh Dyfrdwy, river, c.70 mi (110 km) long, rising in the Cambrian Mts., Gwynedd, NW Wales, and flowing NE through Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), then meandering through a picturesque course NE, N, and NW along the border with England and past Chester to the Irish Sea. At low tide the long, broad, shallow estuary is an expanse of sand, across which the narrow stream flows. Thomas TelfordTelford, Thomas,
1757–1834, Scottish civil engineer. He greatly improved road building in England and Scotland. He introduced the use of a base of large stones surfaced with compacted layers of small stones.
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's aqueduct crosses the Dee near Trevor. Sluices at the outlet of Llyn Tegid control the river's flow.
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A hollow accelerating-cyclotron electrode in the shape of the letter D. Also known as cyclotron D; D.
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John. 1527--1608, English mathematician, astrologer, and magician: best known for his preface (1570) to the first edition of Euclid in English


1. a river in N Wales and NW England, rising in S Gwynedd and flowing east and north to the Irish Sea. Length: about 112 km (70 miles)
2. a river in NE Scotland, rising in the Cairngorms and flowing east to the North Sea. Length: about 140 km (87 miles)
3. a river in S Scotland, flowing south to the Solway Firth. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)
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Garthdee Councillor ian yuill said: "it is very alarming that the vandalised lifebelts on the bank of the River Dee, which the Evening Express found in early July, had not been repaired two weeks later.
"With this information, Flint Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to investigate from the Welsh side of the River Dee whilst a multiagency search plan in West Kirby was in the process of being formulated."
The two bedroom Lodge House offers the initial welcome onto the long drive to Fron Heulog which is set in an elevated position above the River Dee.
The bridge weighs 35,000 tons and will carry two lanes of traffic over the River Dee.
The proposals include: | Mandatory catch and release of salmon on the River Dee; | Mandatory catch and release for sea trout before May 1 on the River Dee; | A maximum 60cm length limit for sea trout, in line with all other rivers in Wales, to help protect larger predominantly female sea trout on the Dee; | Method restrictions (bait and treble hooks) so that released fish have an improved chance of survival.
| River Dee The River Dee provides plenty of open-air swimming opportunities; you can take a dip anywhere where there is a safe public access point.
Regular steam trains run from Llangollen Station, located beside the River Dee, to 71/2 miles upstream to the village of Carrog.
"We are also awaiting identification of further remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday.
BANGOR'S prospects of racing on Friday would seem remote after the course was flooded by the nearby River Dee on Saturday night, writes David Baxter.