Our flood risk management plans

Under the Flood Risk Regulations 2009, Natural Resources Wales must produce and publish flood risk management plans (FRMPs) at the river basin district scale by 22 December 2015. Under this requirement, we have produced three FRMPs that cover Wales: the Severn; the Dee; and the Western Wales. The Severn and the Dee FRMPs have been produced jointly with the Environment Agency in England. In Wales, these FRMPs cover flood risk from main rivers, reservoirs and the sea.

The FRMPs identify the conclusions of what is at risk of flooding alongside the objectives and measures that we propose to take to manage the risk of flooding to people, the environment and economic activity across Wales. The plans cover a 6 year period from December 2015 to December 2021.

We consulted on the draft FRMPs from 10th October 2014 until 31st January 2015 alongside the consultation for the draft River Basin Management Plans that cover Wales. On completion of the consultation, we revised the draft FRMPs in light of the consultation comments received to produce the final FRMPs that can be found below. The final River Basin Management Plans can also be found via a link below. Coordinating flood risk management and river basin management planning has made it easier for us and our stakeholders with joint interests to take a wider view of opportunities for managing the water environment in Wales more effectively. Together, these two sets of plans help shape important decisions, direct considerable investment and action, and deliver significant benefits to society and the environment.

Alongside the three FRMPs produced by Natural Resources Wales, eight Lead Local Flood Authorities in Wales have separately produced FRMPs for the management of local sources of flooding in Flood Risk Areas. We have worked collaboratively with these Lead Local Flood Authorities to ensure the final FRMPs are co-ordinated for each River Basin District and will help encourage collaboration across organisations on the management of flood risk. The Lead Local Flood Authority produced FRMPs can also be accessed via the links below.

National Flood Hazard and Risk maps

The National Flood Hazard and Risk maps show flood extent, depths, velocities and hazard. It doesn't have any official status for planning purposes.

The national flood hazard and risk maps are used to inform the creation of Flood Risk Management plans across Wales and comply with the Flood Risk Regulations (2009) and the EU Directive (2007/60/EC).

Find out more about the National Flood Hazard and Risk maps

GIS data

If you need to download GIS data, many of the map layers can be downloaded from 'Lle' the Welsh Government Portal for Open GIS data.

Other ways of finding out long term flood risk

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