Essex Rivers Hub

Water is shallow and channel is narrow. The area is very overgrown, making most areas inaccessible for survey.

The area (land use)

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

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

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

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 not 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 absent and areas of erosion were absent at the time of the survey.

Wildlife

Evidence of mammal tracks, Deer slots and mallard were recorded at the time of the survey.

Additional comments

The water is mostly clear but some areas brown in colour

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ter

Date completed

Spring 2013

Upstream Grid ref

TL7002419228

Downstream Grid ref

TL6943619046

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