Wyre Management Catchment

About

The Wyre Catchment features a wide variety of habitats. The catchment drains a small area in North West Lancashire. It is bordered by the Lune catchment to the North and the Ribble Catchment to the South and East. The upper reaches of the catchment are centred on the Bowland Fells. The catchment then takes in the Amounderness plain at the base of the fells, which features towns such as Garstang and villages that are situated to the north of Preston. The lower catchment takes in the northern Fylde Coast and the villages of the Over Wyre area such as Hambleton and Stalmine. The catchment supports a wide variety of flora and fauna for instance the estuarine area of the catchment is a key feeding location for many internationally important species of wading bird such as the Eurasian Oyster Catcher and the Redshank, whilst the mid river is home to Salmon and Sea Trout. The Bowland Fells at the top of the catchment support many species of bird such as the Marsh Harrier and the Lapwing along with invertebrate species like the Manchester Treble Bar Moth. The vast majority of the Bowland Fells are within the Forest Of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty they also host many SPAs and SSSIs, which are areas of habitat that are nationally designated, these designations are in place to protect the flora and fauna that is contained within them.

Marshaw Wyre

Classifications data for Wyre Management Catchment

Number of water bodies

Water body categoriesNaturalArtificialHeavily modifiedTotal
River, canals and surface water transfers70714
Lake0112
Coastal0000
Estuarine0000
Groundwater0000
Total71816

Ecological status for surface waters

Ecological status or potentialBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
Number of water bodies1393016
Number of water body elements813241781143

Chemical status for surface waters

Chemical statusFailGoodTotal
Number of water bodies16016
Number of water body elements35189224

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

Challenges data for Wyre Management Catchment

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 issueChanges to the natural flow and level of waterInvasive non-native speciesPhysical modificationsPollution from abandoned minesPollution from rural areasPollution from towns, cities and transportPollution from waste water
Agriculture and rural land management00003000
Domestic general public0000071
Industry1010051
Local & central government0040000
Mining and quarrying0000000
Navigation0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Other0000000
Recreation0000000
Sector under investigation0010000
Urban and transport0030031
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Water Industry0000007
Total1090301510

Objectives data for Wyre Management Catchment

Ecological status or potential objectives for surface water bodies

Including those with less stringent objectives and extended deadlines

StatusBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
By 2015000303
By 2021000101
By 202700012012
Total00016016

12 of the "by 2027" objectives are low confidence

Chemical status objectives for surface water bodies

Including those with less stringent objectives and extended deadlines

StatusFailGoodTotal
By 206301616
Total01616

0 of the "by 2027" objectives are low confidence

Quantitative status objectives for groundwater

Including those with less stringent objectives and extended deadlines

StatusPoor
GoodTotal
Total000

0 of the "by 2027" objectives are low confidence

Chemical status objectives for groundwater

Including those with less stringent objectives and extended deadlines

StatusPoor
GoodTotal
Total000