Essex Rivers Hub

This section of river runs across two main roads but runs though mainly woodland and grazing land.

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 fast and the channel was 1-2m / 2-5m wide and <0.5m / 0.5-1m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep.

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

Condition

Areas of trampling / poaching were absent and areas of erosion were absent at the time of the survey.

Additional Information

Tributary of the the ingrebourne that runs under the A12 and M25 round about. A golf course is the land on the south bank. Fallow deer are frequently seen crossing the river.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

Date completed

31/08/2014

Upstream Grid ref

TQ5677092500

Downstream Grid ref

TQ5629091740

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