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. Get help during a flood

    What to do during flooding: who to contact, how to stay safe, how to report a problem

  4. Prepare for flooding

    How to prepare for a flood: who to contact, where to get sandbags, how to protect your property, get insurance

  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 assessments if you're applying for planning permission
  2. The Thames Barrier
  3. Flood risk activities: environmental permits
  4. Personal flood plan
  5. Sandbags: how to use them to prepare for a flood
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News and communications

  1. Environment Agency warns communities to remain vigilant to the risk of weekend flooding
  2. Pumping operation continues to reduce flood water levels in Fishlake
  3. Government announces support for flood-hit farmers
  4. Environment Agency warns flood hit communities to remain vigilant as more rain expected
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Research and statistics

  1. Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England
  2. Wessex (Dorset and south Wiltshire): groundwater situation
  3. West Thames: groundwater situation
  4. Water situation: area monthly reports for England 2019
  5. South London: groundwater situation
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Arun Valley flood risk management changes
  2. Leigh expansion and Hildenborough embankments scheme
  3. Arundel tidal defence scheme
  4. Calstock flood defence improvement scheme
  5. River Thames Scheme: reducing flood risk from Datchet to Teddington
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Flood and coastal erosion risk management annual report
  2. Environment Agency objections to planning on the basis of flood risk
  3. Reservoir safety biennial report
  4. River and coastal maintenance programmes
  5. Spend Information for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management - Environment Agency
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