Water Pollution


The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools that are included. Follow this link and zoom in on the Cober catchment;

Waste water treatment plants

Nutrient enrichment from diffuse sources is major reason for Loe Pool failing its SSSI and WFD targets. There is growing evidence that small sewage discharges (SSDs) may pose a significant environmental risk to freshwater habitats under certain circumstances.

Investigation into managing land use and pollution upstream

Megan Angus conducted her BSc Geography dissertation (University of Exeter, Penryn Campus) on ‘managing land use and pollution upstream, to improve water quality and minimise flood risk in the Cober catchment, Cornwall’.