Essex Rivers Hub

Bourne Brook is classified as poor for phosphates. Extensive sampling has showed that the majority of the length of the river is suffering from increased phosphate levels, indicating that phosphate loading is sustained across the whole water body. Therefore it is likely that diffuse agricultural pollution is contributing to this phosphate loading. Higher phosphate levels are likely to be the cause of this water body failing for invertebrates.

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