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Title: Investigation into farm pollution at Wheddon Cross (1999)
Author: S. Hunter
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Devon Area internal report
Intermittent pollution events at North Wheddon Farm, Wheddon Cross were reported to the Environment Agency. Devon Area Investigations Team were requested to deploy monitoring equipment to measure and document any further polluting incidents. The affected stream runs between two stables in the farms courtyard. It feeds a trough that supplies drinking water to the horses then flows through a culvert into a pond in the field below the Farm. During an incident the stream and pond were reported to be green and have a foul smell. The trough was reported to have filled up with sediment due to the pollution. The stream flows into the River Quarme, which is a tributary of the River Exe. The River Quarme has a River Ecosystem Use Class of 1 (RE1) (ref. 7.0). This is defined as Water of very good quality suitable for all fish species and as such it has very stringent restrictions on the concentrations of pollutant permitted in it. The aim of this investigation was to collect data showing polluting events in the stream at North Wheddon Farm.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: Water qualityRiversWater quality surveysFarmsAmmoniaEffluentsPollutant loadWater pollutionAgricultural wastes
Geographic Keywords: Wheddon Cross (Somerset)Quarme (Somerset)East Devon catchment
Extent: 13
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