Collection

Catchment flood management plans

Read an overview of the flood risk across a river catchment and the recommended ways of managing the risk.

Catchment flood management plans (CFMPs) consider all types of inland flooding, from rivers, groundwater, surface water and tidal flooding. Shoreline management plans consider flooding from the sea.

CFMPs also include:

  • the likely impacts of climate change
  • the effects of how we use and manage the land
  • how areas could be developed to meet our present day needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

CFMPs help the Environment Agency and their partners to plan and agree the most effective way to manage flood risk in the future.

The CFMPs are grouped by river basin district.

Anglian River Basin District

Please note the Louth Coastal Catchment Flood Management Plan falls in both the Anglian and Humber River Basin Districts.

  1. Broadland Rivers: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. East Suffolk: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. Great Ouse: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  4. Louth Coastal: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  5. North Essex: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  6. North Norfolk: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  7. River Nene: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  8. River Welland: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  9. River Witham: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  10. South Essex: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper

Dee River Basin District

  1. River Dee: Catchment flood management plan

    • 6 January 2010
    • Policy paper

Humber River Basin District

Please note the Louth Coastal Catchment Flood Management Plan falls in both the Anglian and the Humber River Basin Districts.

And the Esk Catchment Flood Management Plan falls in both the Humber and the Northumbria River Basin Districts.

  1. River Aire: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. River Calder: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. River Derwent: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  4. River Don: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  5. Esk and Coastal Streams: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  6. Grimsby and Ancholme: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  7. Hull and Coastal Streams: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  8. Louth Coastal: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  9. River Ouse: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  10. River Trent: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper

Northumbria River Basin District

Please note the Esk Catchment Flood Management Plan falls in both the Northumbria and the Humber River Basin Districts.

  1. Esk and Coastal Streams: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. North east Northumberland: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. River Tees: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  4. River Tyne: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  5. Rivers Wansbeck and Blyth: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  6. River Wear: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper

North West River Basin District

  1. Alt Crossens: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. Derwent: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. Douglas: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  4. Irwell: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  5. Kent and Leven: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  6. Lune: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  7. Mersey Estuary: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  8. Ribble: Catchment flood management plan

    • 24 March 2014
    • Policy paper
  9. South west Lakes: Catchment flood management plan

    • 24 March 2014
    • Policy paper
  10. Upper Mersey: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  11. Weaver Gowy: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  12. Wyre: Catchment flood management plan

    • 24 March 2014
    • Policy paper

Severn River Basin District

Catchment flood management plans for English catchments only.

  1. Bristol Avon: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 June 2012
    • Policy paper
  2. Severn Tidal Tributaries: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. River Severn: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper

Solway Tweed River Basin District

  1. Eden: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. River Till and Breamish: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper

South East River Basin District

  1. Adur: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. Arun and Western Streams: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. Cuckmere and Sussex Havens: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  4. Isle of Wight: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  5. New Forest: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  6. Ouse, Sussex: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  7. Rother and Romney: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  8. South east Hampshire: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  9. Stour: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  10. Test and Itchen: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper

South West River Basin District

  1. Dorset Stour: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. East Cornwall: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. East Devon: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  4. Exe: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  5. Frome and Piddle: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 June 2012
    • Policy paper
  6. West Somerset: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  7. Hampshire Avon: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 June 2012
    • Policy paper
  8. North Devon: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  9. North and Mid Somerset: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 June 2012
    • Policy paper
  10. Parrett: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  11. South Devon: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  12. Tamar: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  13. West Cornwall: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  14. West Dorset: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 June 2012
    • Policy paper

Thames River Basin District

  1. Medway: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  2. North Kent rivers: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. Thames: Catchment flood management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper