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 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 not recorded.

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

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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