Pont from Fenwick Burn to Med Burn Water Body

Moderate ecological status

Attributes

  • Water Body IDGB103022076840
  • Water Body TypeRiver
  • Hydromorphological designationheavily modified
  • NGRNZ1007271651
  • Surveillance Water BodyNo
  • Length8.71 km
  • Catchment area19.57 km2
  • Catchment area1957.02 ha

Classifications

Classification Item20192022
EcologicalModerateModerate
Biological quality elementsPoorPoor
FishPoorPoor
InvertebratesHighHigh
Macrophytes and Phytobenthos Combined
Macrophytes Sub ElementHighHigh
Physico-chemical quality elementsModerateGood
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)HighHigh
Dissolved oxygenHighHigh
PhosphateModerateGood
TemperatureHighHigh
pHHighHigh
Supporting elements (Surface Water)ModerateModerate
Mitigation Measures AssessmentModerate or lessModerate or less
ChemicalFailDoes not require assessment
Priority hazardous substancesFailDoes not require assessment
Benzo(a)pyreneGood
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good
HexachlorobenzeneGood
HexachlorobutadieneGood
Mercury and Its CompoundsFail
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Fail
Priority substancesGoodDoes not require assessment
Cypermethrin (Priority)Good
FluorantheneGood
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessment

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

Investigations into classification status

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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
RNAGDiffuse sourcePoor nutrient managementAgriculture and rural land managementPhosphateDetails
RNAGDiffuse sourcePoor nutrient managementAgriculture and rural land managementPhosphateDetails
RNAGDiffuse sourcePoor soil managementAgriculture and rural land managementFishDetails
RNAGPoint sourceSewage discharge (continuous)Water IndustryPhosphateDetails
RNAGUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationPhosphateDetails
RNAGPhysical modificationOther (not in list, must add details in comments)Water IndustryMitigation Measures AssessmentDetails
RNAGPhysical modificationOther (not in list, must add details in comments)Water IndustryMitigation Measures AssessmentDetails
RNAGPhysical modificationBarriers - ecological discontinuitySector under investigationFishDetails
RNAGmeasures delivered to address reason, awaiting recoveryNot applicableNo sector responsibleMercury and Its CompoundsDetails
RNAGmeasures delivered to address reason, awaiting recoveryNot applicableNo sector responsiblePolybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Details
RNAGFlowSurface water abstractionWater IndustryFishDetails

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 Industry2001000
Local & central government0000000
Domestic general public0000000
Recreation0000000
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Other0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Sector under investigation1000000
Total3001010

Objectives

Classification ItemStatusYearReasons
EcologicalGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Biological quality elementsGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
FishGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
InvertebratesGood2015
Macrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedNot assessed2015
Physico-chemical quality elementsGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)Good2015
Dissolved oxygenGood2015
PhosphateGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
TemperatureGood2015
pHGood2015
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsNot assessed2015
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Good2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Mitigation Measures AssessmentGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Specific pollutantsNot assessed2015
ChemicalGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Priority hazardous substancesGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Benzo(a)pyreneGood2015
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood2015
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood2015
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good2015
HexachlorobenzeneGood2015
HexachlorobutadieneGood2015
Mercury and Its CompoundsGood2040Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good2015
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Good2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Priority substancesGood2015
Cypermethrin (Priority)Good2015
FluorantheneGood2015
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessment2015

Protected areas

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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
1722 17222009, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2012, 20102019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 20142019, 2022
163786 16378620192019, 2022
PONT AT HEUGH MILL FARM 426002702009, 2011, 2014, 2012, 2013, 20102016, 2019, 2014, 2015, 20132019, 2022
RIVER BLYTH/RIVER PONT/RIVER PONT AT EACHWICK/ 282472010, 2013, 2009, 2011, 2012
RIVER BLYTH/RIVER PONT/RIVER PONT AT STAMFORDHAM/ 169402010, 2013, 2009, 2011, 2014, 20122013, 2016, 2014, 20152022

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