North Eastern River Basin District

The north eastern river basin district (NE RBD) covers an area of around 4000 km2, including 1000km2 of marine waters. It takes in large parts of Counties Antrim and Down and a smaller portion of Londonderry.

The principle river systems are the Lagan, Bush and Quoile as well as the smaller systems draining from the glens of antrim, and the County Down Coastline.  The NE RBD has an extensive coastline including Larne, Belfast and Strangford Loughs, with Lough Mourne, Clea Lakes and Silent Valley the main lakes.

The interactive web map allows the quality of the water bodies to be viewed.

This area has 3 dedicated catchment management officers who cover the catchments within the NE RBD – Bush, Antrim Glens, Lagan, Belfast Lough, Quoile, Strangford and South Down as well as the Carlingford & Newry area within the Neagh Bann River Basin District. 

Mert Thompson
Charmaine Beer
Aideen Kelly

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