Essex Rivers Hub

This section of river runs through the Upminster Golfcourse. Much of this stretch is highly vegetated.

The area (land use)

The dominant land use for this stretch of river is recreational grassland.

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 0.5-1m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is more than 45 degrees.

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

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 present at the time of the survey.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

Date completed

16/05/2014

Upstream Grid ref

TQ5552087150

Downstream Grid ref

TQ5596087970

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