River Ter SSSI

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River Ter
Site of Special Scientific Interest
River Ter SSSI 1.jpg
Area of SearchEssex
Grid referenceTL738157
InterestGeological
Area6.4 hectares
Notification1994
Location mapMagic Map

The River Ter SSSI is a stretch of the River Ter and its banks south of Great Leighs in Essex which has been designated a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

According to the Natural England citation:

This reach of the River Ter is representative of a lowland stream with a distinctive floor regime. It is flashy, draining a low-lying catchment on glacial till, and has a very low base flow discharge but high flood peaks; daily, monthly and annual flow variability are also high. In addition the site demonstrates characteristic features of a lowland stream including pool-riffle sequences, bank erosion, bedload transport and dimensional adjustments to flooding frequency.[1]

Most of the river is inaccessible as it is surrounded by dense vegetation, but a footpath runs through an area of the north bank, east of the road called Cole Hill, which is within the SSSI.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "River Ter citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Map of River Ter". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ "River Ter at Lyons Hall (Fluvial Geomorphology of England)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 30 July 2016.

Coordinates: 51°48′47″N 0°31′12″E / 51.813°N 0.52°E / 51.813; 0.52