Essex Rivers Hub

Starting at Hacton lane, this is an urban section of river with evidence of invasive species being present.

The area (land use)

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

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly gravel and pebbles, 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.

Additional Comments

The majority of this channel runs through residential and urban areas, himalayan balsam was also noted on this stretch of river.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

Date completed

May-June 14

Upstream Grid ref

TQ5489085910

Downstream Grid ref

TQ5535086740

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