Kingsclere Brook (Source to Enborne) Water Body

Moderate ecological status

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Attributes

  • Water Body IDGB106039017220
  • Water Body TypeRiver
  • Hydromorphological designationnot designated artificial or heavily modified
  • NGRSU5313260862
  • Surveillance Water BodyNo
  • Length7.529 km
  • Catchment area15.08 km2
  • Catchment area1507.999 ha

Classifications

Classification Item20132014201520162019
EcologicalModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Biological quality elementsHighHighHighHigh
InvertebratesHighHighHighHigh
Physico-chemical quality elementsModerateModerateModerateModerate
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)HighHighHighHigh
Dissolved oxygenHighHighHighHigh
PhosphatePoorPoorPoorPoor
TemperatureHighHighHighHigh
pHHighHighHighHigh
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
Hydrological RegimeDoes not support goodDoes not support goodDoes not support goodDoes not support goodDoes not support good
MorphologySupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
Specific pollutantsModerateModerateHighHighHigh
CopperModerateModerateHighHighHigh
IronHighHigh
ManganeseHighHigh
TriclosanHighHigh
ZincHighHighHighHighHigh
ChemicalGoodGoodGoodGoodFail
Priority hazardous substancesGoodGoodGoodGoodFail
Benzo(a)pyreneGood
Benzo(b)fluorantheneGood
Benzo(g-h-i)peryleneFail
Benzo(k)fluorantheneGood
Cadmium and Its CompoundsGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (Priority hazardous)GoodGood
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good
HexachlorobenzeneGood
HexachlorobutadieneGood
Mercury and Its CompoundsGood
NonylphenolGoodGood
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Fail
Tributyltin CompoundsGoodGood
Priority substancesGoodGoodGoodGoodFail
Cypermethrin (Priority hazardous)Fail
FluorantheneGood
Lead and Its CompoundsGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Nickel and Its CompoundsGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessment

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
RNAGUnknown (pending investigation)Unknown (pending investigation)Sector under investigationBenzo(g-h-i)peryleneDetails
RNAGPoint sourceSewage discharge (continuous)Water IndustryPhosphateDetails
RNAGMeasures delivered to address Reason, awaiting classificationNot applicableNo sector responsiblePolybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Details
RNAGFlowGroundwater abstractionWater IndustryHydrological RegimeDetails

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 management0000000
Industry0000000
Mining and quarrying0000000
Navigation0000000
Urban and transport0000000
Water Industry0001000
Local & central government0000000
Domestic general public0000000
Recreation0000000
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Other0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Sector under investigation0000000
Total0001000

Objectives

Classification ItemStatusYearReasons
EcologicalModerate2015Disproportionately expensive: Unfavourable balance of costs and benefits
Biological quality elementsGood2015
InvertebratesGood2015
Physico-chemical quality elementsModerate2015Disproportionately expensive: Unfavourable balance of costs and benefits
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)Good2015
Dissolved oxygenGood2015
PhosphatePoor2015Disproportionately expensive: Unfavourable balance of costs and benefits
TemperatureGood2015
pHGood2015
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports good2015
Hydrological RegimeDoes not support good2015Disproportionately expensive: Unfavourable balance of costs and benefits
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Not assessed2015
Specific pollutantsHigh2015
CopperHigh2015
ZincHigh2015
ChemicalGood2015
Priority hazardous substancesGood2015
Cadmium and Its CompoundsGood2015
Priority substancesGood2015
Lead and Its CompoundsGood2015
Nickel and Its CompoundsGood2015
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessment2015

Protected areas

PA NameIdDirectiveTypeMore information
SWSGZ4016SWSGZ4016Safeguard Zone
SWSGZ4005SWSGZ4005Safeguard Zone

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