East Devon catchment

The River Sid is often considered alongside its bigger neighbour: River Otter & Sid – Westcountry Rivers Trust

The Westcountry Rivers Trust and Devon Wildlife Trust have been working together to create the East Devon Catchment Partnership – and have looked at several key issues: 

Rivers, groundwater and coastal waters in East Devon are used for drinking water, recreation and they should also support healthy fisheries and wildlife.

There are a number of water problems affecting the Rivers Axe, Otter and Clyst mainly related to manures, slurry and soil entering the river. There are also water quality problems related to sewage and runoff from urban areas. However, the pressure from manure and slurry from farming is greater.

The rivers Otter and Sid do not support a salmon population due to historical barriers affecting fish migration. 

East Devon – CaBA

With a great overview here from the project leader Ed Parr Ferris: East Devon Catchment Partnership

As the East Devon AONB page notes, the Partnership is hosted by Devon Wildlife Trust –  and is made up of the following  partners:

Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership
Clinton Devon Estates
Devon Wildlife Trust
East Devon AONB Partnership
East Devon District Council
Environment Agency
Exe Estuary Management Partnership
Exmoor Mires Partnership
Exmoor National Park
National Trust
Natural England
South West Water
Westcountry Rivers Trust

East Devon Catchment Partnership – East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

More on the Sid catchment: Sid River catchment – The Sid

And a further aspect: “How we manage water availability in the East Devon catchments” – The Sid