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Special Areas of Conservation

River Derwent

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority North Yorkshire
Centroid* SE704474
Latitude 53.9175
Longitude -0.927777778
SAC EU Code UK0030253
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 397.87
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of River Derwent SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (95%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (2%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (3%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1099 River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis

    The Derwent is one example of river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis populations which inhabit the many rivers flowing into the Humber estuary in eastern England. Only the lower reaches of the Derwent are designated, reflecting the spawning distribution of the species in the Derwent system.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

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