Talk:River Tay

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All the names are River Almond, River Isla, River Braan, River Tummel, River Lyon; River Spey, River Dee and River Tweed. Note that in wikifying the page the links have incorrectly attributed the towns and villages to being in England. These towns are in Scotland.

"The main tributaries of the River Tay are the Almond, Isla, Braan, Tummel and Lyon. Like the Spey, Dee and Tweed, the Tay is a famous salmon river." I'm not qulified to provide links to these rivers mentioned here from the article. Are they the River Almond or Almond River, etc.? Could someone who knows more about these rivers fill in the appropriate links? -Frecklefoot

"The highest ever flood at Perth occurred in 1814, when *ice* the river rose 7 m above the usual level, partly caused by a blockage of ice under the Smeaton Bridge" Looks like the first "ice" here needs to be removed. - Dduck

River Tay article states it is 7th longest river in the UK but the Rivers of Great Britain article states it is 6th; anyone know which is correct? River Wye has simular problem - Carlwev 03:46, 9 December 2006 (UTC).

Rivers of Great Britain has only just been changed - to remove the River Aire from 6th. Finavon 14:58, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Water catchment area[edit]

This is a UK river so it is appropriate to use UK terminology - see reference 1 of Drainage basin. The full term Water catchment area might be better, and is already redirected. Finavon 21:02, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

"The main tributaries of the River Tay are the Rivers Almond, Isla, Earn, Shockie, Ordie, Braan, Tummel and Lyon."
Suggest you replace with:

The main tributaries of the River Tay are the Rivers Earn, Braan, Tummel, Almond, Isla, Shee, Garry, Tilt, Lochay, Lyon, Dochart, Fillan, Errochty, Ericht, Blackwater, Ardle, Turret, Gaur, Ruchill and Dean Water. Significant stillwaters include the Lochs Tay, Earn, Tummel, Rannoch, Laidon, Garry, Ericht, Errochty, Faskally, Dochart and Lubhair. Significant salmon producing burns include the Shochie, Ordie and Machny.

The River Tay boasts the highest flow of any river in the United Kingdom, being the equivalent of the Rivers Thames and Severn combined, as well as holding the UK record for the largest atlantic salmon salmo salar a fish of 63lb caught by Miss Ballantyne in 1922. --Taysider 17:56, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Suggesting to whom? Remember, it's the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, so go ahead. - Dudesleeper · Talk 22:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Bridges[edit]

I thought it might be useful to list all of the bridges that cross the Tay from its source to its mouth at the North Sea. I'm going to list those that cross it in Perth in the relevant article but I might not be able to do it here for a while, so anyone else is welcome to. - Dudesleeper · Talk 11:44, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Source[edit]

I reverted an edit today changing the source to be Ben Lui. I accidentally marked my revert as due to vandalism, whereas of course that was a good faith edit. I reverted it because it doesn't agree with the Origin article that explains how to interpret that field in the infobox. I apologise for any confusion. Merenta (talk) 19:38, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Map of the course of River Tay[edit]

Is there a decent map of the course of River Tay that we migth add to provide context for this article? N2e (talk) 23:55, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Amount of water[edit]

When I watched the programme Coast_(TV_series) on April 24 2013, a fact disclosed on this programme was that the River Tay secretes more water into the sea than the Thames and Severn combined. This is an interesting piece of information which should go in this article somewhere. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 20/w:18, 24 April 2013 (UTC)