Welcome to the website of the Lea Catchment Partnerships – bringing together people and projects for the benefit of the River Lea and its tributaries.
The River Lea and its tributaries - the Mimram, Beane, Ash, Rib, Quin and Stort - drain over 1000 km2 of south-east England. These rivers include rare and precious chalk streams, canals and navigations, and urban watercourses. To find out more about the rivers, the catchment partnerships, and to view the catchment plans, please navigate using the map opposite or the menu bars above.
Upper Lea news
Local volunteer wins national River Champion award
A Wheathampstead volunteer has been awarded the title 'River Champion' by The River Restoration Centre for his work on the River Lea. Read more...
Luton Lea news
Give your feedback on proposed Manor Park improvements
Luton residents are being invited to give feedback on Affinity Water's proposals for the River Lea at Manor Road Park. Read more...
River Beane news
Abstraction reduction for the River Beane
At the start of April 2017 Affinity Water reduced the amount of water they take from the environment by sixteen million litres per day (16Ml/d) at one of their pumping stations near Watton-at-Stone. Read more...
Roll over the map to highlight a river catchment, click to view information for that river and view the projects and their progress.