Essex Rivers Hub

Improvements to ford to prevent disturbance to river bed

There is a ford that allows the landowner to access both banks. Currently the banks, at this point, are covered in loose shingle and the river bed is silt. When used, vehicles will disturb the river bed causing silt to wash downstream.

 This could be remedied by having the ford area, both bank and river bed, concreted to reduce shingle from the banks and other runoff entering the channel and reducing disturbance to the river bed.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Crouch

WFD water body status

Moderate

WFD overall status objective

To reach Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Reduce runoff

Benefiting species and/or habitats

This will reduce the amount of silt entering the channel, which will impact on local populations of fish fry and aquatic invertebrates.

Project lead

Jane Herbert

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Essex Wildlife Trust, Essex Biodiversity Project and the Environment Agency.

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