Essex Rivers Hub

This is the stretch of river which meets the Thames. From the Thames, it is mostly urban until you reach the end of this section where more trees and plant life were noted.

The area (land use)

The dominant land use for this stretch of river is suburban/urban.

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

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

At the time of recording the flow of water was fast and the channel was 10-20m wide and >2m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is not recorded.

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

Engineering

The channel has not been straightened and man-made enhancements are absent along this stretch of river.

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

Condition

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

Wildlife

Water vole prints were noted on this section and the marginal vegitation consisted of willow, reed, bramble and nettles.

Additional Comments

A sewage works outfall was noted at the end of this section.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

Date completed

21-30/04/14

Upstream Grid ref

TQ5176082190

Downstream Grid ref

TQ5117081000

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