Essex Rivers Hub

A shady, relatively narrow stretch of river with predominantly natural features, this stretch is bordered by by woodland on the north bank and grassland on the south.

The area (land use)

The dominant land use for this stretch of river is rough grassland.

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly pebbles, 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 section has problems with erosion and overland run off in places, but there is evidence of recent hedge planting that may address this in places.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

Roman River

Date completed

May-12

Upstream Grid ref

TL9377122843

Downstream Grid ref

TL9463821799

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