Cam Catchment

The Cam is the largest sub-catchment within the scope of CamEO, with 29 waterbodies and covering the city of Cambridge. Of these waterbodies, most of have Moderate water quality, and only one achieved Good water quality (Wendon Brook), and four achieved Poor water quality (2019 data). The most frequently observed impacts within the Cam waterbodies are physically modified channels, point source pollution from localised sources, and poor flow of the water. 

The catchment is shown on the map below:

 

 

If this is an area of interest for you, then you may be interested to know that the Cam Catchment Partnership operates here, championing river improvements and community engagement.

We’re currently working with partners in the area to update the content on this page – if you wish to contact Peter Landshoff (Cam Catchment Partnership host) please email him on pvl@damtp.cam.ac.uk