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 and woodland.

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 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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