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AIM OF STUDY

The aim of this study is to describe the features found along the course of the Wag Water

River at Golden Spring St. Andrew and Toms River St. Mary and explains how they were

formed.

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LOCATION OF STUDY AREA

The Wag Water River is located in the parishes of St. Andrew and St. Mary, Jamaica.

The river flows northwards from the hilly interior of Stony Hill and enters the Caribbean Sea

at Annotto Bay St. Mary as shown in figures 1 and 2.

Figure 2: Map Extract, Golden Spring and Environs

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| |Main Road |
| |River |
| |Contours |

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Figure 2: Map Extract; Tom’s River, St. Mary

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| |Main Road |
| |River |
| |Contours |

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METHODOLOGY

The information contained in this study was collected on July 10, 2007 during a field exercise conducted along the Wag Water River. Fieldwork began in Golden Spring St. Andrew and continued through to Annotto Bay in St. Mary, Jamaica. Four localities were examined during the field study but only two will be focused on in this project. A topographic base map of scale1: 50,000 was used to plot the field stops and assisted in identifying relief features associated with the river processes. Measurements of the width and depth of the channel were obtained by the use of a measuring tape and a metre ruler. The lengths of some fluvial landforms were also measured in addition to the degree of slope along the valley sides. An analysis of the sediment found in the river channel was done at two of the four localities. The samples were selected at random and for each, the axes were measured using a ruler. Their shapes and types were also established. The velocity of the river was also measured by the use of a float and a stopwatch. This was done at two of the four localities. Further information on river...
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