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The East Yorkshire Rivers Trust

The Chalk Wolds of East Yorkshire are an important source of highly prized spring fed rivers and streams. These watercourses make up a river system that forms the most northerly chalk rivers in Europe.

The major rivers are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI.) This is an indication of the importance of these streams. Chalk rivers and their associated landscapes are a unique and irreplaceable part of our heritage. The East Yorkshire chalk rivers are important for wildlife including the rare Otter and Water Vole. The chalk rivers are under increasing threat from water abstraction, land drainage, agricultural run-off, flood defences and urban development.

On our site, you can find out what makes the Chalk Wolds special, the problems our rivers are facing and how the The East Yorkshire Rivers Trust is working to conserve them.