The source of the River Rhone


The Rhône Glacier




 Source of the River Rhône Question

Identify two features in the photograph and suggest how they might affect the lag time of the River Rhone.                                                 (5 marks)


The River Rhône rises in the Swiss Alps where its source is a glacier (The Rhône Glacier), some 2500 metres above sea level in the Swiss Alps. It is the start of its 800km journey to its mouth in the Mediterranean Sea. The bedrock in this region is predominantly granite which is an impermeable rock type.