Essex Rivers Hub

Phosphate is classified as poor in this water body. The most like diffuse pollution causes are agricultural and rural land management (poaching/runoff from arable land). There is also a possibility that the Ely Ouse transfer scheme is having an impact.

Investigate whether the Ely Ouse transfer scheme is impacting on phosphate levels.
Give advice to farmers on how to reduce phosphate entering the water body through changes in farm practices.

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