Old River Lea


Old River Lea
Old River Lea
River
Country United Kingdom
Source
 - location Lea Bridge
Mouth
 - location River Lee Navigation and Bow Back Rivers
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 3.2 km (2 mi)

The Old River Lea is the former natural channel of the River Lea below Lea Bridge, in the London Borough of Hackney. The Old River forms a large meander from the Middlesex Filter Beds Weir to rejoin the main channel of the River Lee Navigation below Old Ford Lock, just west of the 2012 Olympic stadium.

The natural channel is joined by the River Lee Flood Relief Channel, and Dagenham Brook and a number of subsidiary channels form the semi-tidal Bow Back Rivers, discharging into Bow Creek.

The natural channel forms the boundary between the London Boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest; and forms the eastern boundary of Hackney Marshes.

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Coordinates: 51°32′17″N 0°1′11″W / 51.53806°N 0.01972°W / 51.53806; -0.01972



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