River maintenance, flooding and coastal erosion


  1. Find out if you're at risk of flooding in England

    Check your risk of flooding: get current flood warnings, check the 5-day forecast or use flood maps

  2. Sign up for flood warnings

    Register your home or business in England, Scotland or Wales to receive flood warnings and find out how to check flood risk in Northern Ireland

  3. Application for an environmental permit: part A about you

    Complete if you are applying for a new permit, applying to change or transfer an existing permit.

  4. Check if you need permission to do work on a river, flood defence or sea defence

    Check if you need to get permission from the Environment Agency to do work on or next to a river, watercourse, flood defence or sea defence

  5. Report a flood or possible cause of flooding

    Report a cause of flooding: who to contact for burst water mains, flooded sewers, public drains, roads, rivers

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Flood risk assessment for planning applications
  2. Flood risk activities: environmental permits
  3. The Thames Barrier
  4. Check if you need an environmental permit
  5. Flood risk assessments: climate change allowances
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News and communications

  1. New Northumberland flood scheme complete
  2. Environment Agency announces increases to charges for boaters
  3. £16 million Teesside flood scheme complete
  4. Beavers to return to Essex for the first time in 400 years
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Research and statistics

  1. Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England
  2. Water levels: weekly reports for Hampshire, West Sussex and Isle of Wight
  3. Water situation: area monthly reports for England 2018
  4. Funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England
  5. Water situation: national monthly reports for England 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Norfolk de-maining proposals: rationalising the main river network
  2. Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme: latest update
  3. Internal Drainage Districts in southern England
  4. Newhaven flood alleviation scheme
  5. Totnes: reducing the risk of flooding
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Environment Agency objections to planning on the basis of flood risk
  2. River and coastal maintenance programmes
  3. Contact details of engineers on the Service reservoir panel
  4. Managing flood and coastal erosion risk annual report
  5. Contact details of engineers on the Non-Impounding Reservoir Panel
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