Diffuse pollution priority catchments have been identified by SEPA as catchments failing to meet environmental standards. The Dee is one of fourteen priority catchments, containing some of Scotland’s most important waters (for conservation, drinking water, bathing and fishing), that have been selected using a risk based approach for action in the first basin planning cycle. Work will also include the mitigation of other water environment impacts, such as morphological change, abstractions, flooding and alien species, where these are also causing waterbody downgrades.
This is a three-tier targeted approach 1) Intensive catchment walking to establish an evidence base; 2) raising the awareness amongst stakeholders and land managers; 3) individual farm visits to provide guidance.
Contact: Catchment Co-ordinator Eddie Nicol, telephone 01343 547663.
Update 2010: The Diffuse Pollution Management Advisory Group (DPMAG) have published the first Scottish Rural Diffuse Pollution Plan.The River Dee (Grampian) has been announced as a Priority Catchment 2010-2015.
Update 2011: The Dee catchment walks have been completed.
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- 16 Aug 2018 Blue-green spaces to help reduce flooding in Aberdeen - Piper Article 4, 2018
- 19 Jul 2018 Banks of the Dee hold hidden treasures - Piper Article 3, 2018
- 25 Jun 2018 Royal Highland Show
- 19 Jun 2018 Flooding models are a big hit
- 14 Jun 2018 River Dee highlighted in local wildlife film - Piper Article 2, 2018
- 01 Jun 2018 Newsletter - Catch Up
- 17 May 2018 Continuing the fight against invasive plants on Deeside - Piper Article 1, 2018
- 30 Apr 2018 Give and Gain Week
- 19 Apr 2018 Introducing the Dee Catchment Partnership - Intro Article, 2018