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, or to change or transfer an existing permit.

  4. Check the quality of beach and bathing water in England

    Find out how clean the water is on beaches and in other bathing areas in England, and if there is a problem with pollution

  5. 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

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Guidance and regulation

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

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 2019
  4. Water situation: national monthly reports for England 2019
  5. Flood and coastal risk management: long-term investment scenarios
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Flood and coastal erosion: call for evidence
  2. Calstock flood defence improvement scheme
  3. Oxford flood scheme
  4. Internal Drainage Districts in southern England
  5. North Reading and Lower Caversham Flood Alleviation Scheme
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Environment Agency objections to planning on the basis of flood risk
  2. Reservoir safety biennial report
  3. River and coastal maintenance programmes
  4. Spend Information for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management - Environment Agency
  5. Contact details of engineers on the Service reservoir panel
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