Policy paper

Managing flood risk: lower Lee catchment

A strategy for managing flood risk in the lower Lee catchment.


Managing flood risk in the Lower Lee catchment, today and in the future

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The strategy looks ahead for the next 100 years and makes recommendations for short-, medium- and long-term measures to manage the flood risk in the catchment. It is expected to be reviewed periodically.

The strategy area covers the River Lee from its confluence with the River Rib just south of Hertford, downstream to Hackney in north London. It also includes the following tributaries:

  • River Lynch (including Woolens Brook and Spital Brook)
  • Nazeing Brook
  • Turnford Brook
  • Small River Lee
  • Cobbins Brook
  • Turkey Brook (including Cuffley Brook)
  • Salmons Brook (including Houndsen Gutter)
  • Pymmes Brook (including Monkden Mead Brook)
  • Bounds Green Brook
  • Moselle Brook
  • Ching Brook
  • Dagenham Brook
Published 18 December 2013