Chalk streams are almost a uniquely English phenomena – but they are not healthy. In 2014, WWF-UK and WaterLIFE produced ‘The State of England’s Chalk Streams’ report, which found that 77% are failing to reach Good Status.
Update – chalk stream health
Subsequently, The Environment Agency changed how it monitored our rivers, including making changes to the standards and number of rivers monitored. To find out what this meant for our chalk streams, we commissioned APEM Consultancy to provide an update to chalk stream health.