River Brain

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River Brain in Whet Mead, a Local Nature Reserve in Witham in Essex

The River Brain is a tributary of the River Blackwater in Essex, England. It gives its name to the town of Braintree, although Braintree lies on a low ridge between the Brain and the River Blackwater. To the north of Braintree it is known as Pods Brook. The brook rises near the village of Bardfield Saling. Below Braintree the Brain joins the Blackwater in Whet Mead in Witham.[1] In 2001, a "flood park" was planned to reduce the risk of overflow from the river.[2]

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  1. ^ Water Resources Board. The Surface Water Year-book of Great Britain, 1963-64: Hydrometric Statistics for British Rivers, Together with Related Rainfalls and River Water Temperatures. London: United Kingdom government. p. 78.
  2. ^ "Mid-Essex: Double trouble for River Brain". Gazette. 21 December 2001. Retrieved 15 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)