Essex Rivers Hub

This section of river runs through rural, predominantly arable land to the south of the B1053. However there is also a significant of grazed land along this stretch with horses, goats and llamas all recorded in the fields adjacent 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 sand, 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.

 Wildlife

Hares, a grass snake and a variety of bird life were recorded along this stretch.

Additional comments

This section has earth cliffs throughout and suffers badly from erosion in places. There are some nice mature trees along this stretch, and evidence of tree planting. 

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Pant

Date completed

Spring 2012

Upstream Grid ref

TL5895236616

Downstream Grid ref

TL6080537234

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