River Lea to be dredged

Good news from the Olympics at last.

The 2012 event has led to the announcement of a £2 million dredging programme to improve the water quality of the River Lea between Tottenham Lock and Old Ford Lock.

This stretch of the river often looks dank, covered in weed which confirms the lack of craft. Indeed the poor water quality is obvious. Silt and obstructions are now to be cleared

This water, being near the city and Thames, should be the busiest.

The Environment Agency and British Waterways have joined together to take advantage of a European initiative called the Water Framework Directive.

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