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.
Middle Lea news
Launch of Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot
Call for expressions of interest from farmers to take part in the first phase of piloting the new Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme. Read more ...
River Stort news
Grange Paddocks Weir Removal Gets Go-Ahead
Hertfordshire County Council and the Environment Agency have been investigating options to improve the River Stort through Grange Paddocks open space, via a weir removal scheme which will open up access for fish and other wildlife along 28km of river corridor! Read more ...
Luton Lea news
Consultation - Updating the determination of water stressed areas in England
Water is a vital part of our environment. When an area is determined to be in serious water stress by the Secretary of State for the Environment, the water company for that area must publish a water resources management plan that considers all options to manage demand more effectively – including metering and greater leakage reduction. 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.