Essex Rivers Hub

Improve flow and open up channel near lower Ingrebourne Marshes

The channel is becoming clogged with vegetation below the Ingrebourne marshes causing increasing levels of flooding preventing the area being grazed. Removal of some in channel vegetation and trees would improve flow to lower sections and allow lower wetlands areas to be preserved.

Some small engineering works may also be required to open up existing drainage areas to allow better flooding of lower wetland areas.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

WFD water body status

Moderate

WFD overall status objective

To achieve good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Reduce flooding and inprove wetlands

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Allow existing grazing marsh, which is also a SSSI, to be preserved and allow better drainage to downstream habitats so they are maintained.

Funding source

None at present

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

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