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The website is currently undergoing some changes, including improvements to the search facility and labelling/tagging of documents.  It will take a few weeks for all the documents to be checked to ensure tagging is correct, but if you have any feedback please get in touch via the "Contact us" link at the top of the page.  

Phase 3 of the review of environmental standards is now complete (06/11/2013).  This incorporates:

  • Review of environmental standards (16 specific pollutants, groundwater threshold values for risk, invasive non-native species, river flows (mid and high), water levels in lakes, intermittent discharges and acidification in rivers)
  • Review of phosphorus standards in rivers
  • Review of biological standards (including methods for macrophytes, phytobenthos, benthic invertebrates, fish, phytoplankton, macroalgae and angiosperms)
  • River flows for good ecological potential (published 04/12/2013)

These documents can be found under the 'Resources - Environmental Standards' section, and for the River Flows for GEP, the 'Resources - Assessing the status of the water environment' section.