Research and analysis

Design, operation and adaptation of reservoirs for flood storage

Provides comprehensive information on the development and use of flood storage reservoirs.

Documents

Design, operation and adaptation of reservoirs for flood storage: summary

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Design, operation and adaptation of reservoirs for flood storage: report

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail

This report provides a comprehensive guide on the development and use of flood storage reservoirs, drawing on good practice in UK and international reservoir planning, design, operation and maintenance.

Provision of flood storage in a reservoir constructed on or near a watercourse can help to reduce flood risk, particularly as part of a catchment-wide flood risk management strategy.