Essex Rivers Hub

This stretch of river runs past Suttons Parkway, multiple records of invasive species mean that there is a real need to tackle this problem in the Spring of 2015. Why not have a look at the proposed projects in this area.

The area (land use)

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

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly unknown, and riffles are absent.

At the time of recording the flow of water was fast and the channel was <1m wide and <0.5m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is unrecorded.

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

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

Invasive species such as floating pennywort, japanese knotweed and himalayan balsam were noted here. Other plants were also noted including Yellow Flag Iris and Purple Loosestrife.

Additional Comments

Unfortuately this section of river is missing some information.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

Date completed

03/10/2014

Upstream Grid ref

TQ5396085040

Downstream Grid ref

TQ5424085380

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