Essex Rivers Hub

This section of river forms a tight loop from Thistley Green to Leez Lodge Lakes, and is adjacent to a former Priory. The river is predominantly shallow and runs through arable land, with a number of lakes and former fishing areas nearby.

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

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep.

Bankside trees were abundant, 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 absent and barriers / culverts are absent.

Condition

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

Additional comments

This section of channel is very shaded and inaccessible in many areas.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ter

Date completed

Spring 2013

Upstream Grid ref

TL7002419228

Downstream Grid ref

TL7150118203

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