The River Beane - historic, rare and precious

Welcome to the website of the River Beane Catchment Partnership, and the home of the Beane Catchment Management Plan.  Our Catchment Plan will improve the river for wildlife and for people. It will also help us to meet the UK's obligations under the Water Framework Directive.

Latest news 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...

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Our partners at the River Beane Restoration Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting – June 29th – Watton at Stone Memorial Hall, 8pm. Read more...

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The Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Dr Linda Radford, visited Waterford Heath Nature Reserve to officially open the new circular Chalk Stream and Heath walk. Read more...

At the start of April 2017 Affinity Water reduced the amount of water they take from the environment by eighteen million litres per day (18Ml/d) at one of their pumping stations near Watton-at-Stone. The particular pumping station linked to the River Beane has been used since the 1950s, and it is expected that reducing the abstractions will benefit flows in the chalk stream and surrounding environment.

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Themes and objectives

Theme: FlowFlow - getting more water back into the river.

Theme: QualityImproving the water quality, habitats and wildlife.

Theme: PeopleHelping people appreciate and get the most out of the river.

Theme: MonitoringMeasuring the river's ecological status and monitoring its health.

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