Objectives for the rivers

These objectives were developed during a number of workshops held during Autumn 2012. People and organisations with a stake or an interest in the river were asked to suggest their ideas about what the aims of the Catchment Management Plan should be.

The final list of eight objectives was divided into four themes: Flow; Water Quality, Habitats and Wildlife; People; and Status and Monitoring.

The aims of the Mimram Catchment Plan are:


A.  That there is water flowing along the whole length of the river at all times (excluding historic winterflowing sections) 
B.  That there is adequate flow along the length of the river to support a ‘good status’ chalk stream ecology (as defined by Water Framework Directive) 

Water Quality, Habitats & Wildlife

C.  That whatever the flow level, the river and its associated habitats, including banks and floodplains, are managed to support chalk stream species
D.  That water quality, temperature and river bed quality are such that they support chalk stream ecology 


E.  To increase the attractiveness, visibility and public access, to enable people to appreciate the river (commensurate with managing and protecting sensitive habitats and species)
F.  To increase the public’s appreciation of the unique chalk stream environment and their participation in its conservation 

Status & Monitoring

G.  To achieve the highest possible level of legal protection for the river
H.  To monitor the status of the river and its species to gauge if its condition is improving 

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