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Bildestone Brook Pressures

The table below shows the current pressures that this waterbody faces and the solutions that could be put in place to solve these problems. You can learn more about some of these pressures and solutions on the Environment Agency Catchment Data Explorer or you can contact us to find out more.

PRESSURES

SOLUTIONS

Fish populations on this stretch of river have decreased and numbers are lower than expected. This is likely to be because of maintenance activities on the river that have reduce habitat availability and prevented fish from being able to inhabit the whole stretch of river. The maintenance includes dredging which is usually done to protect properties from flooding.

This pressure can be solved by reviewing the maintenance activities that are carried out on the river, and increasing habitat availability.

This waterbody has developed problems with both phosphate and dissolved oxygen levels which both contribute to its overall rating as poor. Unfortunately there is no data to suggest where these problems are originating from. Diatom populations also indicate higher than optimum pollution levels.

Carry out further investigation in order to determine the source of pollutants and take the action required to solve the problem.

This waterbody has developed problems with both phosphate and dissolved oxygen levels which both contribute to its overall rating as poor. Unfortunately there is no data to suggest where these problems are originating from. Diatom populations also indicate higher than optimum pollution levels.

Carry out further investigation in order to determine the source of pollutants and take the action required to solve the problem.

There is currently no information on how this river flows, although the hydrology at the site has been classed as moderate.

Further investigation needs to be carried out in order to determine how the flow rate at this site may be having a negative impact.

  

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