Essex Rivers Hub

The area around this stretch of river is predominantly grazing pasture but no livestock were recorded at the time of the survey.

The area (land use)

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

No livestock were 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 <0.5m 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 were recorded at the time of the survey.

Additional comments

The riverbank was very overgrown with lots of shading which made access to the area difficult for surveying. The water was shallow.

 

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ter

Date completed

Spring 2013

Upstream Grid ref

TL7044619513

Downstream Grid ref

TL6930018785

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