River Roden, Shropshire

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River Roden
River
RiverRoden.jpg
Country England
County Shropshire
District Telford and Wrekin
Tributaries
 - left Soulton Brook
 - right Sleap Brook
Source Fenn's Moss
 - elevation 90 m (295 ft)
 - coordinates 52°55′50″N 2°45′31″W / 52.9305°N 2.7587°W / 52.9305; -2.7587
Secondary source Cole Mere
 - location near Welshampton
 - elevation 86 m (282 ft)
 - coordinates 52°53′37″N 2°50′39″W / 52.8937°N 2.8443°W / 52.8937; -2.8443
Mouth
 - location Confluence with River Tern
 - elevation 47 m (154 ft)
 - coordinates 52°42′28″N 2°36′13″W / 52.7077°N 2.6035°W / 52.7077; -2.6035Coordinates: 52°42′28″N 2°36′13″W / 52.7077°N 2.6035°W / 52.7077; -2.6035
Discharge for Rodington SJ 589 141
 - average 1.94 m3/s (69 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 28.15 m3/s (994 cu ft/s) 1968-07-03[2]
River Tern Map.jpg
A map of the Tern catchment, showing the Roden. Watershed is shown in cyan.

The River Roden is a river in Shropshire, England, which rises near Wem Moss where the Llangollen Canal passes above its headwaters. It flows south east and meets the River Tern at Walcot.

Villages and towns it flows through or near to, include:

Wildlife[edit]

The River Roden is also recognised for its abundance of wildlife. Predatory birds, foxes and other animals are common to this river and there is also a large variety of fish, including:

  • Chub - which are largely sought by anglers in the river
  • Pike - for which the river is known
  • Barbel - which are unusual for a river like the Roden, although they do not grow to a large size here
  • Dace - which are abundant in the river
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Minnow

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National River Flow Archive - 54016 Roden @ Rodington". Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  2. ^ "HiFlows-UK". Retrieved 2008-01-24.