Catchment area 2,509 ha, length 1.3km. Not designated artificial or heavily modified


Waterbody description

This waterbody is fed by a catchment surrounding Rodmarton (from Aston Down to Culkerton). The geology is a matrix of Oolite and Forest Marble limestone of high permeability, therefore much of the rainfall permeates through until it hits the clay layer beneath. The ditch therefore has regular low flow, and this is responsible for the poor dissolved oxygen levels. The ditch joins the Thames just after its source at Thameshead north of Kemble.


Land use and designations


Flora and Fauna


Conclusions and issues


Water Framework Directive

WFD 2016 overall Moderate.


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