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Title: River Thame fact file
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Thame rises at the foot of the Chilterns near Marsworth, Bucks and flows to its confluence with the Thames at Dorchester, Oxon. The Thame comprises 6.8% of the Thames catchment above Teddington and has a catchment area of 689 sq km. The average annual rainfall in the Thame catchment is 658mm. Its total length is 76.9 km. The fall in the river from its source to its confluence with the Thames is approximately 55 metres. The river is fed from a number of small streams derived from springs at the base of the scarp slope of lower chalk forming the Chilterns. Above Aylesbury to Little Milton, the river flows over a fairly flat clay zone and is consequently sluggish in nature. The final stretch to the Thames passes over river gravels. It is generally a rural catchment with agriculture predominating.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversWater qualityRiver fisheriesFlood risk management
Geographic Keywords: Thame (South England)Thame and South Chilterns catchmentBuckinghamshire
Extent: n.p. [4]
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