Essex Rivers Hub

Starting at Lamson Road Bridge, this section of river is a mixture of amenity grassland, old landfill and industrial sites. There is a range of issues that have been noted including trampling, invasive species and fly tipping.

The area (land use)

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

Horses were the main livestock recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly silt, and riffles are present.

At the time of recording the flow of water was medium and the channel was <1m / 1-2m wide and <0.5m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is 10-45 degrees.

Bankside trees were frequent, marginal plants and in-channel plants are frequent. Woody debris was noted to be occasional.

Engineering

The channel has not been straightened and man-made enhancements are absent along this stretch of river.

Field drains were recorded as absent and barriers / culverts are absent.

Condition

Areas of trampling / poaching were present in the downstream section only and areas of erosion were absent at the time of the survey.

Wildlife

Otter prints were noted at this site. Invasive species such as japanese knotweed was also noted as a problem.

 

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ingrebourne

Date completed

21-30/04/14

Upstream Grid ref

TQ5176082190

Downstream Grid ref

TQ5279082960

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