Our Projects, Water and Flood Risk Management Team will attempt to investigate all incidents of flooding from local sources on request, but for some flood events we have a duty to undertake a formal investigation.
As a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), one of our duties under the Flood and Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 is to investigate flood events that are considered locally significant and to publish a formal report into that event.
To trigger a formal investigation under Section 19 of the FWMA, a flood event must meet or exceed locally agreed criteria as follows:
Following the conclusion of a formal investigation, a report will be published on the findings of the investigation. The report will analyse the affected area and its flood history, summarise all of the information gathered during the investigation, identify relevant flood risk management authorities and where possible identify possible flood resilience actions that could be taken.
The following Section 19 Flood Investigation Reports are currently available on request by contacting the Projects, Water and Flood Risk Management Team directly: