Case study:Markeaton and Mackworth Brook (MMB) Project
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- 1 Project overview
- 2 Image gallery
- 3 Catchment and subcatchment
- 4 Site
- 5 Project background
- 6 Reasons for river restoration
- 7 Measures
- 8 Monitoring
- 9 Additional documents and videos
- 10 Additional links and references
- 11 Supplementary Information
|Project web site|
|Themes||Fisheries, Habitat and biodiversity, Land use management - agriculture, Water quality|
|Main contact forename||Angela|
|Main contact surname||Mayson|
|Main contact user ID||User:Jfreeborough|
|Contact organisation||Environment Agency|
|Contact organisation web site||http://https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency|
|Partner organisations||National Trust|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
To carry out work to prevent diffuse pollution. The MMB Project is led by the National Trust who have undertaken significant investigations and actions to date working with farmers and landowners in the area to improve practices to improve water quality outcomes for the brooks. These activities have included installing fences and cattle drinking areas to reduce the cattle poaching and discharges of phosphate to the brooks.
The Mackworth Brook is failing to achieve Water Framework Directive good ecological status due to, amongst other things, diffuse pollution from agriculture.
The Environment Agency and the National Trust are continuing to work together to enable further works to be undertaken along the Mackworth Brook.
Monitoring surveys and results
Environment Agency funding has paid for 1.3 km of bankside fencing, 6 cattle drinking areas and a pasture pump. This will restrict livestock access to the brook and will help improve water quality. There will be reduced sediment and phosphate flows into Mackworth Brook, reduced floods flows to the Derwent, improved amenity at the site and an education tool for SuDs.
Increased knowledge for farming community in the area and less cattle poaching and phosphate inputs.
Sharing of knowledge for best practice and innovative solutions has been useful across the catchment.
Catchment and subcatchment
Select a catchment/subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos