Tyne and Wear Water Body

Good ecological status

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Attributes

  • Water Body IDGB650301500002
  • Water Body TypeCoastal Water
  • Hydromorphological designationnot designated artificial or heavily modified
  • NGRNZ4259357910
  • Surface area126.569 km2
  • Surveillance Water BodyNo
  • Surface area12656.881 ha

Classifications

Classification Item20132014201520162019
EcologicalGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Biological quality elementsGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
InvertebratesGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Physico-chemical quality elementsHighHighHighHighHigh
Dissolved Inorganic NitrogenHighHighHigh
Dissolved oxygenHighHighHighHighHigh
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
MorphologySupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
Specific pollutantsHighHighHighHighHigh
ArsenicHigh
CopperHigh
IronHighHighHighHighHigh
TolueneHighHighHighHighHigh
ZincHighHigh
Other Substances
XyleneHigh
ChemicalFailFailGoodGoodFail
Priority hazardous substancesFailFailGoodGoodFail
Benzo(a)pyreneGoodGoodGood
Cadmium and Its CompoundsGoodGood
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good
HexachlorobenzeneGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
HexachlorobutadieneGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Mercury and Its CompoundsFailFailGoodFail
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)FailFailFail
Tributyltin CompoundsGoodGood
Priority substancesGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
1,2-dichloroethaneGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
BenzeneGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
FluorantheneGoodGoodGood
Lead and Its CompoundsGoodGood
Nickel and Its CompoundsGoodGood
TrichloromethaneGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
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
RNAGMeasures delivered to address Reason, awaiting classificationNot applicableNo sector responsiblePolybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Details
RNAGMeasures delivered to address Reason, awaiting classificationNot 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
Industry0000000
Mining and quarrying0000000
Navigation0000000
Urban and transport0000000
Water Industry0000000
Local & central government0000000
Domestic general public0000000
Recreation0000000
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Other0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Sector under investigation0000000
Total0000000

Objectives

Classification ItemStatusYearReasons
EcologicalGood2015
Biological quality elementsGood2015
InvertebratesGood2015
Physico-chemical quality elementsGood2015
Dissolved Inorganic NitrogenGood2015
Dissolved oxygenGood2015
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsNot assessed2015
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Not assessed2015
Specific pollutantsHigh2015
IronHigh2015
TolueneHigh2015
ChemicalGood2015
Priority hazardous substancesGood2015
HexachlorobenzeneGood2015
HexachlorobutadieneGood2015
Priority substancesGood2015
1,2-dichloroethaneGood2015
BenzeneGood2015
TrichloromethaneGood2015
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessment2015

Protected areas

PA NameIdDirectiveTypeMore information
Northumbria CoastUK9006131Conservation of Wild Birds DirectiveSPANatural England
Tynemouth CullercoatsUK04900Bathing Water Directive
Teesmouth And Cleveland CoastUK9006061Conservation of Wild Birds DirectiveSPANatural England
Roker - SunderlandUK05600Bathing Water Directive
Durham CoastUK0030140Habitats and Species DirectiveSACNatural England
Newbiggin NorthUK04400Bathing Water Directive
Tynemouth Long Sands SouthUK05100Bathing Water Directive
Seaham BeachUK05800Bathing Water Directive
Blyth South BeachUK04600Bathing Water Directive
South ShieldsUK05300Bathing Water Directive
Whitley BayUK04800Bathing Water Directive
MarsdenUK05400Bathing Water Directive
Tynemouth King Edwards BayUK05200Bathing Water Directive
Seaham Hall BeachUK05700Bathing Water Directive
Tynemouth Long Sands NorthUK05000Bathing Water Directive
Seaton SluiceUK04700Bathing Water Directive
Seaburn - SunderlandUK05500Bathing Water Directive
Newbiggin SouthUK04500Bathing Water Directive
CrimdonUK05900Bathing Water Directive

Downstream water bodies