Essex Rivers Hub

This section of the river runs downstream from Clay Wood to meet the B1051 just south of Great Sampford. This is a meandering stretch of the river with little modification to the channel.

The area (land use)

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

No livestock were 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 variable.

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.

Wildlife

Dogs mercury was recorded in the upstream section and evidence of badger and hare activity was noted during the surevey.

Additional comments

Although some trampling and erosion was noted, this section has generally suffered fewer problems with erosion than the area upstream of Clay Wood. Some areas of pasture and woodland were noted, and a mix of mature, young and newly planted trees were present in this stretch. 

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Pant

Date completed

Spring 2012

Upstream Grid ref

TL6192436396

Downstream Grid ref

TL6426135206

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