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Title: Monitoring of the River Burn upstream and downstream of Burnham Market sewage treatment works 1999
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
An investigation into the impact of effluent from Burnham Market sewage treatment works on water quality in the River Bum was undertaken during May and August 1999. This was instigated following concerns that were raised with the Agency. Continuous monitoring of the River Bum was undertaken during May and August at two sites on the River Rum. upstream and dowmstream of Burnham Market sewage treatment works. Routine Environment Agency monitoring of the river has not indicated any problems but it was felt worthwhile to carry out a programme of intensive continuous monitoring during May and August to confirm this. The River Bum, located in North Norfolk, rises at Leicester Square Farm (South Creake parish) and flows northwards where it enters the sea near Burnham Overy. The river's flow principally consists of ground water baseflow from the Norfolk chalk. Water quality in the Bum from the upper reaches to Roys Mill is good and was graded as GQA B in 1998. The water quality target for the river is RE2 from Long Plantation to North Creak and RE1 from North Creake to Burnham Overy Mill.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: RiversSewagePollution monitoringEffluentsPollutant loadWater qualityDissolved oxygenAmmonium
Geographic Keywords: NorfolkNorth Norfolk catchmentBurn (Norfolk)
Extent: 17
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