Essex Rivers Hub

There are many ditches and cut off parts of the channel that are no longer connect to the main channel. Reconnecting them will create opportunites to increase habitats and extend the wetland area.

Not only will this be good for wildlife but could also increase flood storage for the local area.


River Blackwater

WFD water body status


WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Habitat improvement/creation

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Creation of additional habitats and increasing habitat types to improve biodiversity.

Total area surveyed

All accessible areas of the Blackwater

Contact for more information

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Funding source

None at present

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust