River Habitat Survey

"The River Habitat Survey (RHS) is a field survey that involves recording the physical habitat and features found along a 500m stretch of river during the summer months. It can then be analysed to provide a broad assessment of habitat quality and naturalness through the use of scoring indices. Distinct issues can also be investigated including erosion and sedimentation, riparian land management and species specific habitat requirements such as salmon, bullhead and watervoles." EA RHS Manual 2003

The River Habitat Survey Manual is available for download .

Summary Data

RHS data are available at 29 locations within the Hodder catchment, summarised below. The complete RHS data are available for download in ASCII (36kb) and Excel (112kb) format.

Site River Grid Ref Xcoord Ycoord Alt. (m) Slope (m/km) Dist. From Source Bankfull Width Water Width(m) Water Depth (m)
233 HODDER SD717535 717 535 150 0.5 11 12 10 0.15
251 HODDER SD654450 654 450 85 0.5 26 30 13 0.2
3233 HODDER SD715584 715 584 205 20 5 9 5 0.15
3251 HODDER SD696416 696 416 50 0.5 33.6 37 28 0.25
6233 HODDER SD707513 707 513 132 0.5 13 30 12 0.15
22087 HODDER SD663494 663 494 115 0 20.2 31.5 10.8 0.35
22088 HODDER SD663498 663 498 115 0 19.8 29 12.6 0.4
22089 HODDER SD666502 666 502 115 0 19.4 28.8 7.8 0.5
22090 HODDER SD669503 669 503 115 0 19 22.5 12.6 0.35
22091 HODDER SD674503 674 503 120 0 18.5 22.9 7.8 0.3
22092 HODDER SD678502 678 502 125 0 17.1 17.5 13.2 0.4
22093 HODDER SD681497 681 497 125 0 16.6 14.5 6.8 0.35
22094 HODDER SD686497 686 497 130 0 16.1 37.9 18.1 0.2
22033 LANGDEN BROOK SD628511 628 511 185 0 5.5 8.3 4.6 0.25
3232 LANGDEN BROOK SD631511 631 511 160 20 7 10 8 0.2
22034 LANGDEN SD625507 625 507 220 0 5.1 14.5 7.2 0.3
22035 LANGDEN SD619507 619 507 215 0 4.7 9.7 8.8 0.3
22036 LANGDEN SD615506 615 506 240 0 4.3 9.9 4.8 0.2
22037 LANGDEN SD611505 611 505 225 0 4 10.8 4.2 0.3
22038 LANGDEN SD607503 607 503 230 0 3.75 5.7 4.2 0.25
6251 LOUD SD645428 645 428 87 0.5 14.9 13 8 0.6
22039 WHITENDALE SD653533 653 533 170 0 6.55 11 4.2 0.2
22040 WHITENDALE SD658537 658 537 195 0 6 5.8 4.2 0.2
22041 WHITENDALE SD660542 660 542 215 0 5.6 12 7.2 0.25
22042 WHITENDALE SD661546 661 546 210 0 5.4 7.8 3.4 0.2
22043 WHITENDALE SD665550 665 550 305 0 1 5.4 2.2 0.25
22044 WHITENDALE SD663556 663 556 340 0 0.4 8.5 4.5 0.1
22045 WHITENDALE SD661560 661 560 345 0 5.4 9.8 4.2 0.3
22046 WHITENDALE SD662565 662 565 375 0 0.2 5.2 4.6 0.35




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