Essex Rivers Hub

River Ter 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

 American Mink have been most recently recorded on this water body in 2009 . American Mink cause a wide range of problems on a river, including playing a large part in the local extinction of many natural species such as water voles and kingfishers.

In order to eradicate mink, they must be trapped and dispatched. Trapping must be done catchment wide as mink can travel large distances. It is important that there are enough people involved in a trapping project to ensure that the traps can be checked regularly. Monitoring mink, water vole and otter presence on your river can also help us when planning eradication programmes.

 

Phosphate levels on this water body are classified as moderate. This is likely to be because of the discharge from local sewage treatment works.

Monitor sewage treatment works within this water body to determine if there are any particular locations where phosphate input is high.

After further monitoring, introduce phosphate stripping where necessary.

 

Phosphate levels on this water body are classified as moderate. It is likely that diffuse agricultural pollution is contributing to this.

Determine the likely sources of phosphate.

Work with landowners to reduce the issue of phosphate run-off.

  

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