UK rivers map
Is your river in good condition?
The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) monitor our rivers to find out what condition they are in. River monitoring happens across the whole of Europe as part of the EU Water Framework Directive.
The rivers are monitored for a range of issues, including pollution from chemicals and excess nutrients, as well as the health of wildlife communities such as plants and fish. The rivers are rated as high, good, moderate, poor or bad status. Only rivers that are described as 'good' or 'high' are in a sustainable and healthy condition; the rest all need a greater level of protection and management if they are to improve to a good level of health.