On January 16th Countryfile’s Ben Laidlow (Director) and John Craven (Presenter) paid the Eden a visit as part of a feature about organic farming and water quality across Britain.
Steph Dixon has completed her MSc by Research that looked at how to incorporate temporal issues associated with rural diffuse pollution within the SCIMAP risk mapping framework. The full Masters by Research thesis is on the Durham University e Thesis site at http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/6895/ The Effects of Land Management and Predicted Climate Change on Hydrological Connectivity [...]
At the beginning of this year, the presence of a population of North American signal crayfish was confirmed in a tributary of the River Eden. This population poses a potential threat to the endangered native white clawed crayfish, as it is a resistant carrier of the fungal disease called crayfish plague.
Monitoring agricultural diffuse pollution through a dense monitoring network in the River Eden Demonstration Test Catchment, Cumbria, UK G.J Owen*, M.T Perks**, C.McW.H Benskin†, M.E Wilkinson*, J Jonczyk* and P.F Quinn*