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.

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

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

At the time of recording the flow of water was medium and the channel was 2-5m wide and <0.5m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep.

Bankside trees were occasional, marginal plants and in-channel plants are occasional. 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 present.

Condition

Areas of trampling / poaching were absent and areas of erosion were absent 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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