N4839 : Drainage ditch

taken 5 years ago, near to Derrygreenagh and Droichead Chaislean Loiste, Offaly, Ireland

Drainage ditch
Drainage ditch
A drainage ditch on the flat peatlands. The soil profile is interesting, as peat about 1.5m thick overlies a red, stony gravel. This is indicative of iron being leached by acidic water and it must be presumed that the gravel is glacial in origin since the local bedrock is limestone. I suspect that the area may have been exploited for peat cutting and returned to agriculture, since the take for the nearby power station is just to the east. The ditch looks new, and is not on the satellite image. Sugar beet is growing in the field.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ditch 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 4846 3917 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.0411N 7:16.3314W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 4856 3917
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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