Ouse Upper Yorkshire Operational Catchment

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This Surface Water catchment contains one or more of the following types of water bodies: River, Lake, Transitional (Estuarine) or Coastal.If you have any queries regarding your local catchment please contact our National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506 506 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) or email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk and ask for details of your local Catchment Co-ordinator or River Basin Programme Manager.

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Classifications data for Ouse Upper Yorkshire Operational Catchment

Number of water bodies

Water body categoriesNaturalArtificialHeavily modifiedTotal
River, canals and surface water transfers110415
Lake0101
Coastal0000
Estuarine0000
Groundwater0000
Total111416

Ecological status for surface waters

Ecological status or potentialBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
Number of water bodies12130016
Number of water body elements414172175131

Chemical status for surface waters

Chemical statusFailGoodTotal
Number of water bodies16016
Number of water body elements35179214

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 Ouse Upper Yorkshire 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 management00501800
Domestic general public0000000
Industry0000000
Local & central government0040000
Mining and quarrying0000000
Navigation0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Other0000000
Recreation0000010
Sector under investigation0000000
Urban and transport0040010
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Water Industry00000015
Total0013018215

Objectives data for Ouse Upper Yorkshire Operational Catchment

Ecological status or potential objectives for surface water bodies

Including those with less stringent objectives and extended deadlines

StatusBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
By 2015004105
By 20270029011
Total00610016

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 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