Cam Lower Operational Catchment

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    The River Cam flows through the city of Cambridge, popular for punting, canoeing and rowing, to its confluence with the Ely Ouse within the South Level. Tributaries include the Bourn, Bin, Hobsons and Cherry Hinton Brooks and the water level managed New River and the Burwell, Soham, Bottisham and Swaffham Bulbeck Lodes. There is significant growth around the Cambridge conurbation. Elsewhere the catchment is mainly rural. The catchment is important for wetland species and habitats. Although some water courses are embanked, there are excellent examples of important fenland habitat, notably Wicken Fen and Chippenham Fen.

    Punts on the River Cam at Cambridge