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Title: River Chess, River Misbourne fact file
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The River Chess flows from its source at Chesham to its confluence with the River Colne at Rickmansworth. The Chess catchment covers an area of 105 and there is an average rainfall of 768 mm per year within the catchment. The river flows through upper and middle chalk outcrops, which in places are overlain with clay-with-flints and glacial gravel deposits. Small areas of reed beds occur to the north of the river at Chorleywood. The Chess is mainly a clear, fast flowing river which flows over gravel beds, although areas of silt exist upstream o f impoundments, as well as downstream of Chesham Sewage Treatment Works and the M25. The main settlements are Chesham, Chorleywood and Rickmansworth. The Chess is 17.9 km in length, falls 60 m and is a typical chalk stream. The river has one tributary, the Chalk Stream which is 1.7 km in length. The Old River Chess was the original course of the Chess before the lakes at Latimer Park were constructed. It is the main course of the river in summer months.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversWater qualityEffluentsRiver fisheries
Geographic Keywords: Colne (Hertfordshire)Colne catchmentChess (river)Misbourne
Extent: n.p. [4]
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