Wear from Houselop Beck to Beechburn Beck Water Body

Moderate ecological status

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Attributes

  • Water Body IDGB103024077462
  • Water Body TypeRiver
  • Hydromorphological designationnot designated artificial or heavily modified
  • NGRNZ1512430970
  • Surveillance Water BodyNo
  • Length14.818 km
  • Catchment area32.079 km2
  • Catchment area3207.86 ha

Classifications

Classification Item20132014201520162019
EcologicalModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Biological quality elementsModerateGoodModerateModerateModerate
InvertebratesModerateGoodHighHighHigh
Macrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedModerateModerateModerate
Physico-chemical quality elementsHighHighHighHighHigh
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)HighHighHighHighHigh
Dissolved oxygenHighHighHighHighHigh
PhosphateHighHighHighHighHigh
TemperatureHighHighHighHighHigh
pHHighHighHighHighHigh
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
Hydrological RegimeSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
Specific pollutantsModerateModerateHighHighHigh
CopperHighHighHighHighHigh
IronHighHigh
ManganeseHighHigh
TriclosanHighHigh
ZincModerateModerateHighHighHigh
ChemicalFailFailGoodGoodFail
Priority hazardous substancesFailFailGoodGoodFail
Benzo(a)pyreneGood
Cadmium and Its CompoundsFailFailGoodGoodGood
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 CompoundsFail
NonylphenolGoodGood
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Fail
Tributyltin CompoundsGoodGood
Priority substancesFailFailGoodGoodGood
Cypermethrin (Priority hazardous)Good
FluorantheneGood
Lead and Its CompoundsFailFailGoodGoodGood
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 investigationMacrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedDetails

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
EcologicalGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Biological quality elementsGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
InvertebratesGood2015
Macrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedGood2027 - Low confidenceDisproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Physico-chemical quality elementsGood2015
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)Good2015
Dissolved oxygenGood2015
PhosphateGood2015
TemperatureGood2015
pHGood2015
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports good2015
Hydrological RegimeSupports good2015
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Not assessed2015
Specific pollutantsHigh2015
CopperHigh2015
IronHigh2015
ManganeseHigh2015
ZincHigh2015
ChemicalGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Priority hazardous substancesGood2063Natural conditions: Chemical status recovery time
Benzo(a)pyreneGood2015
Cadmium and Its CompoundsGood2015
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 hazardous)Good2015
FluorantheneGood2015
Lead and Its CompoundsGood2015
Nickel and Its CompoundsGood2015
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessment2015

Protected areas

PA NameIdDirectiveTypeMore information
River WearUKENRI79Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

Monitoring sites