Water-quality monitoring in the Vale of Pickering

Spring water pond in the Vale of Pickering

Water-quality monitoring was carried out by the operator at and around the Kirby Misperton (KMA) operational and former planned shale-gas site. The BGS's monitoring investigations were additional and independent.


Ward, R S; Smedley, P L; Allen, G; Baptie, B J; Barker, P; Barkwith, A K A P; Bates, P; Bateson, L; Bell, R A; Coleman, M; Cremen, G; Crewdson, E; Daraktchieva, Z; Gong, M; Howarth, C H; France, J; Lewis, A C; Lister, T R; Lowry, D; Luckett, R; Mallin Martin, D; Marchant, B P; Miller, C A; Milne, C J; Novellino, A; Pitt, J; Purvis, R M; Rivett, M O; Shaw, J; Taylor-Curran, H; Wasiekiewicz, J M; Werner, M; Wilde, S. 2020 Environmental monitoring: phase 5 final report (April 2019 - March 2020). Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 137pp. (OR/20/035) (Unpublished)

Ward, R S, Smedley, P L, Allen, G, Baptie, B J, Barkwith, A, Bateson, L, Bell, R A, Bowes, M, Coleman, M, Cremen, G, Daraktchieva, Z, M, Fisher, R E, Gong, M, Howarth, C H, Jones, D G, Jordan, C J, Lanoiselle, M, Lewis, A, Lister, T R, Lowry, D, Luckett, R, Mallin–Mertin, D, Marchant, B, Miller, C A, Milne, C J, Novellino, A, Pitt, J, Purvis, R M, Rivett, M, Shaw, R, Wasikiewicz, J M, Werner, M, and Wilde S. 2020. Environmental Monitoring – Phase 4 Final Report (April 2018–March 2019). BGS Open Report, OR/19/044, 197pp.

Ward, R S, Smedley, P L, Allen, G, Baptie, B J, Cave, M R, Daraktchieva, Z, Fisher, R, Hawthorn, D, Jones, D G, Lewis, A, Lowry, D, Luckett, R, Marchant, B P, Purvis, R M, and Wilde, S. 2018. Environmental baseline monitoring: Phase III final report (2017–2018). BGS Open Report, OR/18/026, 143pp.

Smedley, P L, Ward, R S, Bearcock, J M, and Bowes, M J. 2017. Establishing the baseline in groundwater chemistry in connection with shale–gas exploration: Vale of Pickering, UK. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 17. 678–681. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeps.2016.12.143.

Ward, R S, Smedley, P L, Allen, G, Baptie, B J, Daraktchieva, Z, Horleston, A, Jones, D G, Jordan, C J, Lewis, A, Lowry, D, Purvis, R M, and Rivett, M O. 2017. Environmental Baseline Monitoring Project. Phase II, final report. BGS Open Report, OR/17/049, 163pp.

Newell, A J, Ward, R S, and Fellgett, M W. 2016. A preliminary 3D model of post–Permian bedrock geology in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire, UK. BGS Open Report, OR/15/068.

Bearcock, J B, Smedley, P L, and Milne, C J. 2015. Baseline groundwater chemistry: the Corallian of the Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire. BGS Open Report, OR/15/048.

Ford, J R, Hughes, L, Burke, H F, and Lee, J R. 2015. The Vale of Pickering: an initial summary of the Quaternary/superficial geology and data holdings. BGS Open Report, OR/15/064.

Smedley, P L, Ward, R S, Allen, G, Baptie, B, Daraktchieva, Z, Jones, D G, Jordan, C J, Purvis, R M and Cigna, F. 2015. Site selection strategy for environmental monitoring in connection with shale–gas exploration: Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire and Fylde, Lancashire. BGS Open Report, OR/15/067.


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