Classifications data for Wear Middle Operational Catchment

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Classification data is a method for distinguishing the environmental condition or "status" of water bodies and putting them into one category or another.

Find out more information on classifications in the Summary of the draft river basin management plans document.

Number of water bodies

Water body categoriesNaturalArtificialHeavily modifiedTotal
River, canals and surface water transfers90110
Lake1001
Coastal0000
Estuarine0000
Groundwater0000
Total100111

Ecological status for surface waters

Ecological status or potentialBadPoorModerateGoodHighTotal
Number of water bodies0371011
Number of water body elements0410695115

Chemical status for surface waters

Chemical statusFailGoodTotal
Number of water bodies11011
Number of water body elements25146171

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