River Roden, Shropshire

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River Roden
RiverRoden.jpg
River Tern Map.jpg
A map of the Tern catchment, showing the Roden. Watershed is shown in cyan.
Location
CountryEngland
CountyShropshire
DistrictTelford and Wrekin
Physical characteristics
SourceFenn's Moss
 - coordinates52°55′50″N 2°45′31″W / 52.9305°N 2.7587°W / 52.9305; -2.7587
 - elevation90 m (300 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
Confluence with River Tern
 - 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
 - elevation
47 m (154 ft)
Discharge 
 - locationRodington SJ 589 141[1]
 - average1.94 m3/s (69 cu ft/s)[2]
 - maximum28.15 m3/s (994 cu ft/s)1968-07-03[3]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftSoulton Brook
 - rightSleap Brook

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". Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
  2. ^ "National River Flow Archive - 54016 Roden @ Rodington". Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
  3. ^ "HiFlows-UK". Archived from the original on 9 January 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2008.