The West Cumbria Catchment Partnership has launched an informative website on river and lake improvement projects happening across West Cumbria.

The partnership, led by West Cumbria Rivers Trust, was set up in 2015 to bring together a wide range of people with an interest in improving the rivers and lakes of West Cumbria.

Local and county councils, Government agencies, conservation organisations, businesses, anglers, farming organisations and community groups are all involved in the partnership.

The purpose is to ensure work is carried out collaboratively with the sharing of information, ideas and resources.

A spokesman said: "Managing these diverse demands can be difficult and requires organisations, businesses and communities to work together. The West Cumbria Catchment Partnership brings people together to prioritise, plan and deliver projects that benefit people, wildlife and the economy."

Vikki Salas, assistant director at West Cumbria Rivers Trust, said: “The website is great for anyone interested in their local water course. You can learn more about the issues we face and see what all the different agencies involved are doing to address them. We’d love to hear from you if you have ideas on what you’d like to see from your local rivers and lakes.”

Jo Ratcliffe, catchment coordinator at the Environment Agency, said: “It is fantastic people can now go online and see all the river and lake improvement projects that the West Cumbria partners are working on together, as well as our plans for the future of our water courses. Have a look at the website to find out more.”

Visitors to the website at can find an interactive map showing the projects that are happening in their area.

There is also detailed data on rivers and lakes and the issues they face such as water quality, fish populations, flood risk zones and catchment action plans.

Planned projects and what the group would like to see for each river in West Cumbria will also be available.