Essex Rivers Hub

River Wid - Blackmore to Mountnessing Pressures

The table below shows the current pressures that this waterbody faces and the solutions that could be put in place to solve these problems. You can learn more about some of these pressures and solutions on the Environment Agency Catchment Data Explorer or you can contact us to find out more.



The non-native invasive Signal Crayfish is found within this water body

There is currently no method to remove this invasive specie effectively.

There is no data due to a lack of monitoring within this waterbody.

Collect data in order to determine classification.

Phosphate levels within this waterbody are considered to be too high and therefore have a 'poor' classification; there are also problems with dissolved oxygen levels which are classified as 'bad' and ammonia levels which are 'poor'. The point source inputs need to be identified although there is a sewage treatment works that discharges into this waterbody.

Identify point source inputs.

Ensure that sewage effluent standards are maintained.

Look in to the installation of a tertiary treatment for sewage e.g. a lagoon or reed bed which would help to reduce the level of pollutants entering the river.


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