Essex Rivers Hub

This sectrion of river follows the railway line with housing on the west and grazing on the east.

The area (land use)

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

Horses were the main livestock 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 horses that are grazed on this section of river are separated from the bank by electrial fencing and should therefore not have a negative impact on the river. Himalayan balsam was also noted on this section of river.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

Date completed

31/08/2014

Upstream Grid ref

TQ5558091220

Downstream Grid ref

TQ5600091480

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