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Catchment area 1,446 ha, length 6.1km. Not designated artificial or heavily modified.


Waterbody description

This waterbordy follows on from Acorn Bridge (West of Bourton) flowing northerly direction under the A420 and a railway line.


Land Use and designations

Passes through woodland and farmland. Catchment also contains the village of Sevenhampton.


Flora and Fauna


Conclusions and issues


Water Framework Directive

The Water Framework Directive 2015 and 2016 overall status was Poor owing to ecological elements (macrophytes and phytobenthos and phosphates) due to point source (sewage) and diffuse source (from urban, transport and agriculture/land management) pollution. It also had a Moderate assessment for copper in 2013 and 2014.


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