Blythe from Temple Balsall Brook to Patrick Bridge Water Body

Moderate ecological status

Attributes

  • Water Body IDGB104028042571
  • Water Body TypeRiver
  • Hydromorphological designationnot designated artificial or heavily modified
  • NGRSP2155777866
  • Catchment area35.707 km2
  • Surveillance Water BodyNo
  • Length10.171 km
  • Catchment area3570.74 ha

Classifications

Classification Item20192022
EcologicalModerateModerate
Biological quality elementsModerateModerate
FishHighHigh
InvertebratesModerateModerate
Macrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedModerateGood
Macrophytes Sub ElementModerateGood
Physico-chemical quality elementsModerateModerate
Acid Neutralising CapacityHighHigh
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)ModerateHigh
Dissolved oxygenModerateHigh
PhosphatePoorPoor
TemperatureHighHigh
pHHighHigh
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports goodSupports good
Hydrological RegimeSupports goodSupports good
MorphologySupports goodSupports good
Specific pollutantsHighHigh
CopperHighHigh
IronHighHigh
ManganeseHighHigh
TriclosanHighHigh
ZincHighHigh
ChemicalFailDoes not require assessment
Priority hazardous substancesFailDoes not require assessment
Benzo(a)pyreneGood
Cadmium and Its CompoundsGood
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (Priority hazardous)Good
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good
HexachlorobenzeneGood
HexachlorobutadieneGood
Mercury and Its CompoundsFail
NonylphenolGood
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Fail
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Fail
Tributyltin CompoundsGood
Priority substancesGoodDoes not require assessment
Cypermethrin (Priority)Good
FluorantheneGood
Lead and Its CompoundsGood
Nickel and Its CompoundsGood
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessment

Why do all water bodies have a chemical status of fail?

Investigations into classification status

No data to show

Reasons for not achieving good (RNAG) and reasons for deterioration (RFD)

All reasons (RFDs and RNAGs) attributed to the classification elements in this water body.

Reason TypeSWMIActivityCategoryClassification ElementMore information
RNAGmeasures delivered to address reason, awaiting recoveryNot applicableNo sector responsibleMacrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedDetails
RNAGDiffuse sourcePoor Livestock ManagementAgriculture and rural land managementMacrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedDetails
RNAGUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationPerfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Details
RNAGmeasures delivered to address reason, awaiting recoveryNot applicableNo sector responsiblePolybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Details
RFDDiffuse sourceSeptic TanksDomestic General PublicPhosphateDetails
RFDUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationDissolved oxygenDetails
RNAGUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationDissolved oxygenDetails
RFDUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationAmmonia (Phys-Chem)Details
RNAGUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationAmmonia (Phys-Chem)Details
RNAGUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationInvertebratesDetails
RFDDiffuse sourcePoor Livestock ManagementAgriculture and rural land managementPhosphateDetails
RNAGDiffuse sourceSeptic TanksDomestic General PublicPhosphateDetails
RNAGmeasures delivered to address reason, awaiting recoveryNot applicableNo sector responsibleMercury and Its CompoundsDetails
RNAGDiffuse sourceSeptic TanksDomestic General PublicMacrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedDetails
RNAGDiffuse sourcePoor Livestock ManagementAgriculture and rural land managementPhosphateDetails

Reasons for not achieving good status by business sector

The issues preventing waters reaching good status and the sectors identified as contributing to them. The numbers in the table are individual counts of the reasons for not achieving good status with a confidence status of 'confirmed' and 'probable', where the latest classification is less than good status. There may be more than one reason in a single water body. Note, table does not include reasons for deterioration.

Significant water management issuePhysical modificationsPollution from waste waterPollution from towns, cities and transportChanges to the natural flow and level of waterInvasive non-native speciesPollution from rural areasPollution from abandoned mines
Agriculture and rural land management0000010
Industry0000000
Mining and quarrying0000000
Navigation0000000
Urban and transport0000000
Water Industry0000000
Local & central government0000000
Domestic general public0010000
Recreation0000000
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Other0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Sector under investigation0000000
Total0010010

Objectives

Classification ItemStatusYearReasons
EcologicalModerate2015Disproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens;
Disproportionately expensive: Unfavourable balance of costs and benefits;
Technically infeasible: Cause of adverse impact unknown
Biological quality elementsModerate2015Disproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens;
Disproportionately expensive: Unfavourable balance of costs and benefits
FishGood2015
InvertebratesGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Macrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedModerate2015Disproportionately expensive: Unfavourable balance of costs and benefits
Physico-chemical quality elementsGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens;
Technically infeasible: Cause of adverse impact unknown
Acid Neutralising CapacityGood2015
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)Good2015
Dissolved oxygenGood2015
PhosphateGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
TemperatureGood2015
pHGood2015
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports good2015
Hydrological RegimeSupports good2015
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Not assessed2015
Specific pollutantsHigh2021Disproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
CopperHigh2015
IronHigh2015
ManganeseHigh2015
TriclosanHigh2021Disproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
ZincHigh2015
ChemicalGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time;
Technically infeasible: No known technical solution is available
Priority hazardous substancesGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time;
Technically infeasible: No known technical solution is available
Benzo (b) and (k) fluorantheneGood2015
Benzo (ghi) perelyene and indeno (123-cd) pyreneGood2015
Benzo(a)pyreneGood2015
Cadmium and Its CompoundsGood2015
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (Priority hazardous)Good2015
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood2015
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood2015
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good2015
HexachlorobenzeneGood2015
HexachlorobutadieneGood2015
Mercury and Its CompoundsGood2040Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
NonylphenolGood2015
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good2039Technically infeasible: No known technical solution is available
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Good2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Tributyltin CompoundsGood2015
Priority substancesGood2015
Cypermethrin (Priority)Good2015
FluorantheneGood2015
Lead and Its CompoundsGood2015
Nickel and Its CompoundsGood2015
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessment2015

Protected areas

PA NameIdDirectiveMore information
River Trent (source to confluence with Derwent)S308Nitrates Directive
River BlytheUKENRI8Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

Monitoring sites which have been used to classify this water body

Shows which sites were used for classification for which years within each cycle.

Monitoring SiteCycle 1Cycle 2Cycle 3
RIVER BLYTHE - TEMPLE BALSALL 616467002009, 2011, 2012, 2010
RIVER BLYTHE - RYTON END 616460602011, 2012, 2013, 2009, 2014, 20102013, 2016, 2019, 2015, 20142019
RIVER BLYTHE - PATRICK BRIDGE B4102 616449502013, 2009, 2012, 2011, 2014, 20102013, 2016, 2019, 2015, 20142019, 2022
NEEDLERS END BK - DS BALSALL COMMON STW 631655052019, 20162019
92398 923982010
203073 2030732022
49862 498622014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 20112016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 20192019
RIVER TRENT/RIVER TAME/RIVER BLYTHE/TEMPLE BASALL FORD/ 718232022
RIVER TRENT/RIVER TAME/RIVER BLYTHE/D/S EASTCOTE BROOK/ 1402011, 2012
EASTCOTE BROOK - HAMPTON BRIDGE 630813502011, 2009, 2010, 20122016, 2019, 20152019
RIVER TRENT/RIVER TAME/RIVER BLYTHE/U/S EASTCOTE BROOK/ 49752013, 2011, 2014, 20122019, 2015, 2013, 2016, 20142019, 2022
52738 527382010, 2009