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Site Information: Bradgate Brook

Sponsoring organisation(s)

Environment Agency

Network(s) this site belongs to
UK Environmental Change Network

Site characteristics

Altitude m

The catchment area is indicated with a black line.
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Mean annual pH*
Mean annual discharge* 0.13 cumecs
Mean annual water temperature*
* calculated from the ECN Data Centre database
Information held about this site
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Bradgate Brook is located in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire important for its precambrian rocks (granite). The brook flows through the ancient parkland of Bradgate Park and into Cropston Reservoir. The park is managed as a deer park, has never been agriculturally "improved" and is designated an SSSI. However it was bequeathed to the people of Leicester for their enjoyment and pressures on the site relate to public access. There are no discharges to or abstractions from the brook which supports an invertebrate community of regional importance, including a population of native crayfish.

Environment Agency



Ms Lesley Rippon

Environment Agency
Midlands Region, Sapphire East, 550 Streetsbrook Road, Solihull, B91 1QT

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