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Sixpenny 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

Over time this water body has been modified to fit in with agricultural practices, this may be having an impact on the failing fish population as habitat is reduced and sediment load is increased.

Determine the full impact of modified rivers on the ecology of this water body.

Look in to the possibility of returning the river a more natural state.

This water body has been identified as having low flows; however the impacts of these low flows have not been identified.

Identify the impact of low flows on the ecology within this waterbody.

There is no data due to a lack of water testing and investigation within this water body.

Collect data in order to determine classification.

Water quality tests has not been carried out here, but diffuse pollution has been identified as something that may be contributing to this waterbody failing for fish.

Carry out water quality testing and assess the impact the water quality may be having on fish.

Address any water quality issues that are identified.

 

  

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