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. 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

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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. Keep an eye out for floating pennywort this winter
  2. Tonbridge Hildenborough residents invited to flood scheme events
  3. Helping fish and eels along their journey
  4. Portreath sea wall repair work starts
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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. Water situation: national monthly reports for England 2018
  5. Funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Flood risk activity permitting: standard rules consultation
  2. Norfolk de-maining proposals: rationalising the main river network
  3. Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme: latest update
  4. Internal Drainage Districts in southern England
  5. Newhaven 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. 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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