Essex Rivers Hub

The area around this stretch of river is arable and grazing land with cows being the main livestock recorded.

The area (land use)

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

Cattle 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 not 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.

Wildlife

Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff and Greenfinch and evidence of mammal tracks were recorded at the time of survey.

Additional comments

The area is over grown and shaded with little access; the water is shallow. The river connects, in the end, with the drain running parallel in the upper part. 

 

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Ter

Date completed

Spring 2013

Upstream Grid ref

TL6930018785

Downstream Grid ref

TL6990818658

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