The Upper Lea - starting the journey towards the Thames!

Welcome to the website of the Upper Lea Catchment Partnership, and the home of the Upper Lea 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 Upper Lea

A round of catchment partnership meetings were held in March 2021, minutes now available to view.

Watch the world's first live investigative documentary attempting to find out who is polluting our rivers and why nobody is stopping them.

Storm overflow disharge into rivers occurs when sewage treatment works experience maximum capacity volumes, often following heavy rain events. The Event Duration Monitoring dataset for 2020 has now been published here. This relates to the performance of storm overflows, provided by Water and Sewerage Companies for the 2020 regulatory annual return.

The Meads at Wheathampstead.  This is a busy area which is popular with families during the warmer summer months; it looks beautiful on a frosty winter morning too.

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