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River Jordan upstream of Scotland Road, Little Bowden.jpg
The River Jordan in Little Bowden
Country England
Counties Northamptonshire, Leicestershire
Physical characteristics
Main source Desborough, Northamptonshire
140 m (460 ft)
River mouth River Welland
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
81 m (266 ft)
Basin features
River system River Welland
Basin size 21.4 km2 (8.3 sq mi)

The River Jordan is a short river in the East Midlands of England. It is a tributary of the River Welland.


It rises to the north-west of Desborough in Northamptonshire before flowing through Braybrooke and into Leicestershire at Little Bowden within Market Harborough before joining the River Welland at Rockingham Road, Market Harborough, close to the railway station and bridge.


In 2016, the overall classification of the River Jordan was 'Poor' under the Water Framework Directive for reasons of poor livestock, soil and nutrient management in the agricultural land surrounding it, enrichment from treated sewage effluent and physical modification for land drainage.

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