Essex Rivers Hub

This stretch of river near Shalford is a relatively narrow section, which was shallow and slow flowing at the time of the survey. The adjacent land use was variable, but the channel itself is relatively unmodified.

The area (land use)

The dominant land use for this stretch of river is arable.

Horses were the main livestock recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly silt, 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

This stretch of river is bordered by a mixture of arable land and pasture grazed by horses.

River Pant, near Great Codham Hall

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Pant

Date completed

Spring 2012

Upstream Grid ref

TL7139530242

Downstream Grid ref

TL7420926655

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