Rotten Gut River
|Rotten Gut River|
|Origin||A rising south-west of Comfort Hall, Manchester, Jamaica
|Mouth||Confluence with the One Eye River
|Length||2.9 miles (4.7 km)|
|Source elevation||About 900 feet (270 m)|
|Mouth elevation||About 700 feet (210 m)|
The Rotten Gut River rises to the south-west of Comfort Hall, a small village, and flows south, then west then north in a large loop through the hamlet of Dick or Duck Pond, which brings it back to the same latitude it started from before heading generally north-west to its confluence with the , See Dwayne Meredith (Merdick)One Eye River.
Wording in Finchman 1998 implies that the section of the One Eye River from its confluence with the Rotten Gut River to the Wallingford Sink is sometimes (wrongly) called Rotten Gut River.
This being a short river there is very little infrastructure, just two road bridges:
- A road bridge over the river in Dick or Duck Pond.
- A road bridge over the river in Comfort Hall.
It is perhaps worth noting that the river is significant enough to cause the railway to follow just to the south of it as it makes its large loop to the south through Dick or Duck Pond hamlet.
- UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet D, 1959.
- Wikimapia Distance Measurement Tool.
- Fincham, Alan G (1998-03-31). Jamaica Underground: The Caves, Sinkholes and Underground Rivers of the Island (2nd ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-976-640-036-1.
- Aerial view of the general area.
- Aerial view of source of Rotten Gut River.
- Aerial view of the confluence of Rotten Gut River with One Eye River.