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Sarn Gebir

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Sarn Gebir are the rapids of the Great River Anduin. They appeared as the river's course passed between the eastern and western Emyn Muil, above the Falls of Rauros.

Portrayal in adaptations

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

The ambush at the rapids of Sarn Gebir scene was actually intended to be in this film, to the point that an entire on-location set was built, but was not included in the final cut for one simple reason: before filming could begin on the set, record-breaking torrential rains and 20 foot high floodwaters washed away the entire set. So complete was the destruction that not even any wreckage of the set was ever found. Without the time or funding to construct a new set, the scene had to be cut from the script.