SU4620 : River Itchen near Bishopstoke Park

taken 3 months ago, near to Bishopstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

River Itchen near Bishopstoke Park
River Itchen near Bishopstoke Park
The River Itchen is a river in Hampshire. It flows from mid-Hampshire to join with Southampton Water below the Itchen Bridge in the city of Southampton. The river has a total length of 28 miles, and is noted as one of the world's premier chalk streams for fly fishing, especially using dry fly or nymphing techniques. The local chalk in the earth provides excellent filtration and thus watercress thrives all along the Itchen valley in its once pristine, crystal clear waters, now affected by pollution by some farming practices. It is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is noted for its high-quality habitats, supporting a range of protected species including the endangered water vole, otter, brook lamprey and white-clawed crayfish.
The river is managed by the Environment Agency, whilst the Port of Southampton is the navigation authority for the tidal section below Swaythling.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
River (from Tags)
River Itchen 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 462 200 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.6805N 1:20.5379W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 462 200
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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