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Useful Contacts

Useful contact details and where to find more information:

Call the Environment Agency incident hotline to report:

  • damage or danger to the natural environment
  • pollution to water or land
  • poaching or illegal fishing
  • dead fish or fish gasping for air
  • watercourses blocked by a vehicle or fallen tree causing risk of flooding
  • flooding from main rivers or the sea
  • illegal dumping of hazardous waste or large amounts of industrial waste
  • incidents at Environment Agency-regulated waste sites
  • illegal removals from watercourses
  • unusual changes in river flow
  • collapsed or badly damaged river or canal banks

Incident hotline: Call 0800 80 70 60 (24-hour service)

Lincolnshire County Council have a useful page on who to contact in the case of flooding from different sources:


Internal Drainage Boards tend to cover larger drains, to find out which one covers your area see this map with contact details:


For navigation related issues please contact Canal and Rivers Trust:


To report excessive weed growth on the Lower Witham Canal and Rivers Trust also run a Weed Watch.

Need to know if you live in a high flood risk area, what abstractions have been licensed nearby, air pollution records, etc? Check out ‘What’s in Your Backyard’:



Want to view Water Framework Directive data from specific catchments? Take a look at the ‘Catchment Data Explorer’ tool:


Need a specific dataset? Have a look in the Environment Agency’s geostore, most of it is FREE and there is no need to register in order to access it.  Some datasets will require a registration though:


Still can’t find the data you need? Try contacting the Environment Agency’s enquiries team on: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Natural England also manage a great website called MAGIC, which showcases data about the natural environment in the form of an interactive map:


Want to know what our local water company are doing to protect the environment? See Anglian Water’s ‘what we are doing’ page for useful documents:


Anglian Water have a handy map showing what works they are undertaking across the region, just pop your postcode in:


Want to explore our lovely rivers but not sure about public access? This interactive access map by Lincolnshire County Council is really useful:


If you want to report any issues, wildlife sightings, etc then a grid reference is essential! This website is an easy way of finding your site and getting a full grid reference:



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