Essex Rivers Hub

This stretch of the river flows from Radwinter through grazing land in the upstream of section and through arable farmland to Clay Wood downstream.

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 gravel, 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

Rabbits, badgers,kingfishers and swallow were all recorded along this stretch. Green woodpecker were also noted.

Additional comments

This section is sparsely vegetated and as a result has problems with sedimentation and run off, there are also collapsed banks in places in part due to rabbit activity. A rubbish pile next to the channel was noted along this stretch.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Pant

Date completed

Spring 2012

Upstream Grid ref

TL6080537234

Downstream Grid ref

TL6192436396

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