Black Heath Pond Water Body

Good ecological status


  • Water Body IDGB30429697
  • Water Body TypeLake
  • Hydromorphological designationnot designated artificial or heavily modified
  • NGRSE3040374957
  • Surveillance Water BodyNo
  • Altitude41 m
  • Catchment area14.25 ha
  • Surface area1.471 ha
  • Mean depth3.5 m
  • Surface area0.015 km2


Classification Item2019
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports good
Hydrological RegimeHigh
MorphologySupports good
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Good
Expert JudgementGood
Priority hazardous substancesFail
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good
Mercury and Its CompoundsFail
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Fail
Priority substancesGood
Other PollutantsDoes 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
RNAGmeasures delivered to address reason, awaiting recoveryNot applicableNo sector responsiblePolybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Details
RNAGmeasures delivered to address reason, awaiting recoveryNot applicableNo sector responsibleMercury and Its CompoundsDetails

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
Mining and quarrying0000000
Urban and transport0000000
Water Industry0000000
Local & central government0000000
Domestic general public0000000
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Sector under investigation0000000


Classification ItemStatusYearReasons
Biological quality elementsNot assessed2015
Physico-chemical quality elementsNot assessed2015
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports good2015
Hydrological RegimeSupports good2015
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Good2015
Expert JudgementGood2015
Specific pollutantsNot assessed2015
ChemicalGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Priority hazardous substancesGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood2015
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood2015
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good2015
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
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessment2015

Protected areas

PA NameIdDirectiveMore information
Yorkshire Mag LimestoneG101Nitrates Directive
Ure from Thornton Steward Beck to River Skell NVZS673Nitrates Directive

Monitoring sites which have been used to classify this water body

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