Essex Rivers Hub

This survey was carried out by two of our volunteer river wardens. It starts in Buttsbury and moves upstream by about 500m.

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 gravel, and riffles are absent.

At the time of recording the flow of water was medium and the channel was 2-5m wide and <0.5m / 0.5-1m / 1-2m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steeo with flat/shallow surrounding land.

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

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 present.

Condition

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

Additional Information

This survey was carried out by two of our volunteer river wardens. At the time of this survey there was a lot of run off from arable land into the river and a good amount of in channel vegetation. The only barrier along this river was a bridge.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Wid

Date completed

26/11/2015

Upstream Grid ref

TQ6630098400

Downstream Grid ref

TQ6610098700

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