The Trent Aegir in West Stockwith, England

The tidal bore (or large wave) on the River Severn in England is famous, but fewer people know of the Trent Aegir, the tidal bore on the River Trent that causes a wave that can rise up to five feet high and flows upstream. It's one of England's most interesting and unusual natural phenomena.

Impressive bores like the Trent Aegir naturally occur on rivers with large tidal ranges. The best tidal bores occur when low river levels, such as during a drought, coincide with spring tides (though...

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