The Water Framework Directive is a piece of European legislation that states that all UK waterbodies (rivers, lakes, seas) must be in ‘good ecological status’ by 2027.


Current WFD Waterbody Classifications for Middle Lea Catchment taken from Catchment Data Explorer
 Waterbody Overall Waterbody Classification  Reasons for Failure  Hydromorphological Supporting Elements 
Supporting Elements (Surface Water)
 Lea from Luton Hoo Lakes to Hertford  Moderate Phosphate (Poor)   Hydrological Regime Supports Good Not Assessed
 Lee Navigation (Hertford to Fieldes Weir)  Moderate  Macrophytes and Phytobenthos Combined (Moderate)  Hydrological Regime Does Not Support Good Mitgation Measures Assessment (Moderate or Less)
Phosphate (Moderate)

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