Managing flood risk
Find out if you are at risk of flooding and how we manage flood risk
Flood risk map
Use this map to check your long term risk of flooding from rivers and sea, surface water and reservoirs.
Flood risk maps for river basin districts
View flood risk maps that have been produced reflecting the different sources of flooding in each river basin district.
Flood risk management programme
Find out about our flood risk management programme and some of the schemes currently in development.
Riverside property owners – know your rights and responsibilities
If you own land or property alongside a river or other watercourse, including a culvert, this guide is for you. It explains your rights and responsibilities as a riverside property owner.
Our river and coastal maintenance programme
Routine maintenance activities typically take place annually, subject to economic justification. Our programme is agreed after consultation with our own fisheries, recreation and biodiversity teams. This ensures that the natural environment is maintained and, where possible, improved as a result of our maintenance work.
How we forecast floods, issue warnings and assess flood risk
Telling people that a flood may happen or that a flood is about to happen is vital, as it gives those concerned time to prepare.