Essex Rivers Hub

This stretch of river near Shalford is a relatively narrow section, which was shallow and slow flowing at the time of the survey. The adjacent land use was variable, but the channel itself is relatively unmodified.

The area (land use)

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

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 slow and the channel was 1-2m wide and 0.5-1m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep.

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

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 present.

Condition

Areas of trampling / poaching were absent and areas of erosion were absent at the time of the survey.

Additional comments

This stretch of river is bordered by a mixture of arable land and pasture grazed by horses.

River Pant, near Great Codham Hall

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Pant

Date completed

Spring 2012

Upstream Grid ref

TL7139530242

Downstream Grid ref

TL7420926655

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