Loddon Catchment Implementation Plan (CIP)

Latest DRAFT Loddon Catchment Implementation Plan (CIP)

The draft Loddon Catchment Implementation Plan is being developed to classify the status of ecology and outline solutions against water management pressures in the Loddon catchment. The aim of the plan is to assist in delivering good ecological status and potential (the latter for Heavily Modified Waterbodies). The ecological status is based on fish, plants, invertebrates and water chemistry. If one fails, they all fail. The Water Framework Directive is a new approach to the management of water looking as it looks at biological, physical and chemical elements together.

An evidence based approach is used to identify if the water is failing, what its failing for e.g. roach, chub, dace and barbel and the solutions needed to be taken to avoid deterioration and improve the ecology.

We have received valuable feedback to date and are always interested in receiving further comments as this is a living document - we are already working on many of these projects with you. Please contact John Sutton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Jo Harkness This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jenny Yarr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">jenny.yarr@environment-agency.gov.ukshould you have any comments or would like to be involved. Or feed them back through the Loddon Fisheries and Conservation Consultative."