Essex Rivers Hub

This stretch of river flows through grazing pastures with sheep and some arable land.

The area (land use)

The dominant land use for this stretch of river is arable.

Sheep were the main livestock recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly silt, and riffles are Array.

At the time of recording the flow of water was Array and the channel was Array wide and Array in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep.

Bankside trees were Array, marginal plants and in-channel plants are Array. Woody debris was noted to be Array.

Engineering

The channel has been straightened and man-made enhancements are Array along this stretch of river.

Field drains were recorded as Array and barriers / culverts are Array.

Condition

Areas of trampling / poaching were Array and areas of erosion were Array at the time of the survey.

Wildlife

Evidence of Great Tit, Skylark, Chiffchaff, Heron and otter prints were recorded at the time of the survey.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Colne

Date completed

Spring 2013

Upstream Grid ref

TL9013827385

Downstream Grid ref

TL9054227405

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