The Infant Thames
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The Infant Thames

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The Infant Thames or Isis at this early point on it's course is nothing more than a stream. This makes it easier to follow the Thames path now as it has at last got a definable river bed. There isn't much of a flow though because of: firstly a lack of water in the summer months and secondly that not much further down stream there is a small flow monitoring station put there by the Thames Conservancy.

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