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River Irwell
River
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The River Irwell at Salford, looking towards Manchester
Country England
Tributaries
 - left Croal
 - right Roch, Irk, Medlock
Source
 - location Cliviger, Lancashire
Mouth
 - location River Mersey, Salford
Discharge for Adelphi Weir
 - average 17.72 /s (626 cu ft/s)
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The River Irwell is a 39 miles (63 km) long river which flows through the Irwell Valley in the counties of Lancashire and Greater Manchester in North West England. The start of the river is at Irwell Springs on Deerplay Moor, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the town of Bacup, in the parish of Cliviger, Lancashire. The Irwell flows through the city centres of Manchester and Salford, before joining the River Mersey near Irlam.

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