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Kilnsea Wetlands

Degree of synergistic effects and conflicts according to WFD aims

Provision of new freshwater scrapes and lagoons, saline scrapes and wet grassland will provide new habitats.

Table 5: Main pressures of the polyhaline zone of the Humber estuary
Indicator code Main pressures polyhaline zone Humber Effect? Description
- - - 0 + ++
S.I. 1.1 Habitat loss and degradation during the last about 100 years: Intertidal       X   Development of intertidal habitat.
S.I. 1.5 Gross change of the hydrographic regime during the last about 100 years       X   Opportunity for additional space along the Humber Estuary. 
S.I. 3.1/3.2 Decrease of water and sediment chemical quality       X   Intertidal habitat and wetland s have the potential to improve water and sediment quality. 
D.I. 1.3 Land claim during the last about 100 years       X   Land given back to the Humber Estuary.
D.I. 1.7 Relative Sea Level Rise       X   Opportunity to provide natural defence against flooding in line with increased sea level rise. 
D.I. 2.4 Maintenance dredging       X   Fewer requirements for dredging as sedimentation occurring through accretionary trends in intertidal and saltmarsh habitats. 

S.I. = state indicator; D.I. = driver indicator

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