The Emm Brook view south of Toutley Bridge, Forest Road
The Emm Brook view south of Toutley Bridge, Forest Road
Emm Brook
River Loddon
Sandford Lane
Dinton Pastures
 A329(M) 
 B3030  Robin Hood Lane
 M4 
Old Forest Road Bridge
Toutley Road
Emmbrook Road
 A321  Twyford Road
Waterloo–Reading line
 A329  Reading Road
Woosehill Spine Road
Meadow Road
 B3349  Barkham Road
Ashville Way
North Downs Line
Oakey Drive
 A321  Finchampstead Road
Heathlands Road
Luckley Road
Easthampstead Road
Redlake Lane ford
North Downs Line
Old Wokingham Road
Queens Mere
 B3430  Nine Mile Ride
Kings Mere

The Emm Brook, sometimes known as the Embrook[citation needed] or Emmbrook, is a small river in the English county of Berkshire. It is a tributary of the River Loddon which it meets at the village of Hurst.[1]

The Wokingham suburb of Emmbrook is named after the river.

The Emm Brook passes through Dinton Pastures Country Park, where the original route has been diverted to enable gravel extraction in the 1970s.[2] It flows along the eastern boundary of The Emmbrook School.

On July 20, 2007. the river suffered a flash flood that breached banks at Emmbrook School, among others. It destroyed the ground floor rooms and computer suites causing them to be totally rebuilt over the summer holiday.

Water quality

The Environment Agency measure water quality of the river systems in England. Each is given an overall ecological status, which may be one of five levels: high, good, moderate, poor and bad. There are several components that are used to determine this, including biological status, which looks at the quantity and varieties of invertebrates, angiosperms and fish, and chemical status, which compares the concentrations of various chemicals against known safe concentrations. Chemical status is rated good or fail.[3]

The water quality of the Emm Brook was as follows in 2019:

Section Ecological
Status
Chemical
Status
Overall
Status
Length Catchment Channel
Emm Brook[4] Moderate Fail Moderate 14.566 km (9.051 mi) 42.421 km2 (16.379 sq mi)

References

  1. ^ "Friends of the Emm Brook". foteb.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  2. ^ "Friends of the Emm Brook". foteb.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  3. ^ "Glossary (see Biological quality element; Chemical status; and Ecological status)". Catchment Data Explorer. Environment Agency. 17 February 2016.
    Text was copied from this source, which is available under an Open Government Licence v3.0. © Crown copyright.
  4. ^ "Emm Brook". Catchment Data Explorer. Environment Agency.

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Coordinates: 51°27′10″N 0°52′34″W / 51.4529°N 0.8762°W / 51.4529; -0.8762