The Lustrum Beck catchment (see map below) is located in Stockton-on-Tees and is a tributary of the Tees.
- Size of the pilot area: 50 km2 (Reed and Thomas, 2012)
- Number of inhabitants: 3500 (Baseline monitor, 2017 )
- Relevant characteristics of the water system: Lustrum Beck is a very flat catchment
The flood risks in this pilot area are predominantly fluvial and pluvial. Hard surfaces in urban areas and reduced number of gardens in favor of parking are exacerbating issues. The Stockton-on-Tees community have suffered from repeated flooding for the past 50 years, the most recent of which occurred in 2012. Other notable flood events have also been recorded in 1941, 1958, 1960 and 1979 (Reed and Thomas, 2012).
The Catchment Flood Management plan for the River Tees can be found here.
- Lustrum Beck Baseline survey 4 FRAMES, Ben Lamb, Tees River Trust, 1 januari 2017.
- Case study 21. Lustrum Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme: Phase 2, Joe Reed, Ted Thomas, Environment Agency, 5 november 2018.