1. Lea Tributaries Catchment Walkover
Theme: Education and monitoring
- Improve knowledge and understanding of the catchment
This project aims to assess the habita quality and condition of the smaller tributaries that feed the River Lea.
Tributaries are as important as a main river in determining the health of a catchment. What happens to the tributaries will have impacts downstream as their waters join the main river. They are also excellent hotspots for wildlife such as water voles and juvenile fish, as they are typically less disturbed than main rivers.
This project aims to complete a number of walkover surveys/audits of the smaller tributaries of the Lower Lea, e.g. the Spital Brook and the Turnford Brook, to monitor the condition of these watercourses and plan restoration projects to improve the quality of their habitats.
By identifying and tackling problems in the tributaries, the health of the entire catchment will benefit.