Stort Community

Water availability

River Rib study


The River Rib is predominantly a groundwater-fed chalk stream characterised by narrow, steep sided shallow channels with a history of low flows during dry summer months. We investigated a 12.3km length of the river and three of our groundwater sources, to assess any impact on the flow and ecology. We undertook monitoring of groundwater levels and river flows, and carried out ecological surveys, to identify any links between our abstractions and river flows.



Upstream River Rib at Hamels Mill                                               Downstream River Rib at Hamels Mill


Upstream River Rib at Standon Village                                        Downstream River Rib at Barwich Ford