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Old River Brett 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

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.

This river has been historically altered and meant that there are many barriers to fish migration. Removal of these barriers would not necessarily allow the fish populations to recover and would also incur high costs

Barriers to fish should be altered so that fish passage is made possible.

  

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