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Title: Non-compliance of the Bidwell Brook with river quality objectives
Author: R. Pearson
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Devon Area internal report January 1999
Abstract:
Devon Area Investigations were requested by Environment Protection (South) to establish the cause of non-compliance with River Quality Objectives (RQO) that have been set for the Bidwell Brook. Compliance with RQOs is assessed using the River Ecosystem Classification, and the water quality requirements for each Class are shown in Appendix 1. Non-compliance of the Bidwell Brook was the result of elevated biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) concentrations. Two sites are used for determining water quality on the Bidwell' Brook: Dartington Lodge and Tigley The Bidwell Brook rises approximately 1km NNW of Rattery and flows generally westwards for some 8 km before its confluence with the River Dart at Totnes. Whilst the upper catchment is predominantly given to agriculture the lower catchment includes the town of Dartington and part of Totnes.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: River Quality ObjectivesRiversWater qualityEnvironmental qualityPollutant loadRainfallWaste disposalWastewaterSeptic tanksEffluents
Geographic Keywords: Bidwell Brook (Devon)South Devon catchmentDevon
Extent: 42
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:501
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