Essex Rivers Hub

A long loop of the River Pant that joins a tributary south of Wimbish to form the main channel. This is a mainly arable area, but occasional paddocks and wooded patches were also present along this stretch.

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.

Additional Comments

This is generally a nice stretch of river, but large arable fields adjoining the channel and trampling could lead to erosion and sedimentation of the channel. Some areas of this stretch, near private gardens, were inaccessible for survey. There is evidence of tree planting along this stretch.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Pant

Date completed

Spring 2012

Upstream Grid ref

TL5769136952

Downstream Grid ref

TL5895236616

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