Essex Rivers Hub

Upper River Stour 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 been historically modified, however it has not been possible to determine the impact this modification has had on the biology of the system.

Assess the impact of the modified parts of the river on the biology.

Make necessary improvement

This waterbody has developed problems with phosphate, levels which contribute to its overall rating as poor. Unfortunately there is no data to suggest where these problems are originating from. This waterbody also has problems with its invertebrate populations; this may be linked to the high phosphate 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 phosphate, levels which contribute to its overall rating as poor. Unfortunately there is no data to suggest where these problems are originating from. This waterbody also has problems with its invertebrate populations; this may be linked to the high phosphate levels.

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

The invasive signal crayfish are present in this waterbody. The signal crayfish are likely to be causing problems for invertebrates which have fluctuated between moderate and good status.

There is currently no known method of dealing with signal crayfish, the only next step would be to monitor and manage the population.

  

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