Classifications data for Essex South Management Catchment

Classification data is a method for distinguishing the environmental condition or "status" of water bodies and putting them into one category or another.

Number of water bodies

Water body categoriesNaturalArtificialHeavily modifiedTotal
River, canals and surface water transfers0033
Lake0000
Coastal0000
Estuarine0000
Groundwater0000
Total0033

Ecological status for surface waters

Ecological status or potentialBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
Number of water bodies003003
Number of water body elements33242335

Chemical status for surface waters

Chemical statusFailGoodTotal
Number of water bodies303
Number of water body elements74451

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

Quantitative status for groundwater

Quantitative statusPoorGoodTotal
Number of water bodies000
Number of water body elements000

Chemical status for groundwater

Chemical statusPoorGoodTotal
Number of water bodies000
Number of water body elements000