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The Bradshaw Model is a geographical model which describes how a river's characteristics vary between the upper course and lower course of a river. It shows that discharge, occupied channel width, channel depth and average load quantity increases downstream. Load particle size, channel bed roughness and gradient are all characteristics that decrease; it is represented by triangles, of different rivers fit the model perfectly therefore the model is usually used in order to compare natural rivers to concepts laid down by the model.