Essex Rivers Hub

This short, straight stretch of channel joins another small watercourse at Wimbish to form the main River Pant. The channel runs through predominantly arable land, with small paddocks alongside the downstream section.

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 gravel, and riffles are present.

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

For most of this stretch the channel profile is variable.

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

Engineering

The channel has been straightened and man-made enhancements are absent along this stretch of river.

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

Condition

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

 Additional comments

There is evidence of erosion throughout this stretch, with frequent earth cliffs and areas of exposed soil on the bankside.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Pant

Date completed

Spring 2012

Upstream Grid ref

TL5844435946

Downstream Grid ref

TL5895236616

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