Catchment area 1,979 ha, length 4.6km. Not designated artificial or heavily modified.


Waterbody description

The underlying geology is predominately limestone, with highly permeable Greater Oolite. This interesting geology means the upper reaches can be dry for some of the year (rainfall drains underground), with annual flows only found from Woodmancote through Bagendon to Baunton where it joins the River Churn. The catchment reaches to the village of Elkstone and Woodmancote in the east.


Land use and designations


Flora and Fauna


Conclusions and issues


Water Framework Directive

WFD 2016 overall is Moderate with no reason given for failings. The waterbody scored Good for chemical and Moderate for its Ecological standards on the 2016 cycle 2.


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