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Further information

Esk Catchment Action Plan

The Environment Agency's flood management plan for the River Esk catchment (pdf).

The Environment Agency's flood management plan for the River Derwent catchment (pdf).

River Esk Tideway Byelaw Report, 2011. The byelaw prevents fishing in the tideway of the River Esk to protect salmon and seatrout runs. Report includes background information on the River Esk and data on fish stocks (pdf).

River Esk: Water Friendly Farming. A 'Good Practice Guide', also including information about the Freshwater Pearl Mussel (pdf).

River Esk and Coastal Streams: Water Friendly Farming. A 'Good Practice Guide', also including information about bathing water quality (pdf).

Useful links

River levels on the Esk (Environment Agency).

River levels in the Derwent catchment (Environment Agency).

Slowing the Flow at Pickering (Forestry Commission). A new approach to flood management, working with nature to try and store more water in the landscape and slow its passage downstream. 

Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust. About the Esk catchment and how the Rivers Trust is working to conserve this river.

East Yorkshire Rivers Trust. About the Derwent catchment and how the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust is working to conserve this river.

Whitby Esk Energy. A project to install an Archimedes screw hydroelectric power turbine on the River Esk at Ruswarp near Whitby.

Esk Fishery Association. Limited membership but the website provides background information about the river and catch records.