Brampton Branch Operational Catchment

About

Brampton Branch is one of the main Nene tributaries; flowing into Northampton from the north, where it joins the River Nene. The catchment includes Brixworth. It is predominately rural with mixed arable and livestock farming, but is urban through Northampton. Brampton Branch operational catchment supplies include Pitsford Reservoir, itself an important wildlife and amenity site, as well as the smaller Ravensthorpe and Hollowell water supply reservoirs. The water bodies within this catchment are predominately at poor to moderate status. The catchment is known for the considerable numbers of invasive Signal Crayfish effecting the ecology.

Stretch of the Brampton Branch

Classifications data for Brampton Branch Operational Catchment

Number of water bodies

Water body categoriesNaturalArtificialHeavily modifiedTotal
River, canals and surface water transfers70310
Lake0123
Coastal0000
Estuarine0000
Groundwater0000
Total71513

Ecological status for surface waters

Ecological status or potentialBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
Number of water bodies0643013
Number of water body elements01712224293

Chemical status for surface waters

Chemical statusFailGoodTotal
Number of water bodies13013
Number of water body elements39111150

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 Brampton Branch Operational 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 management00002900
Domestic general public0000000
Industry0000000
Local & central government0000000
Mining and quarrying0000000
Navigation0000000
No sector responsible01000000
Other0010000
Recreation0000000
Sector under investigation0000000
Urban and transport0010030
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Water Industry00000010
Total0102029310

Objectives data for Brampton Branch Operational Catchment

Ecological status or potential objectives for surface water bodies

Including those with less stringent objectives and extended deadlines

StatusBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
By 2015011305
By 2027004408
Total0157013

8 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 206301313
Total01313

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