Research and analysis

Reservoir incidents report: January to December 2011

A report for reservoir owners and operators that gives details of incidents reported to the Environment Agency.


Post-incident reporting for reservoirs Annual Report 2011

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This report gives details of incidents reported to the Environment Agency in 2011. It also includes a summary of all the incidents reported since 2004.

Since 2007 the Environment Agency have collected information on incidents at both large raised reservoirs (those covered by the Reservoirs Act 1975) and small raised reservoirs.

They use this information to:

  • investigate incidents where appropriate
  • inform the reservoir industry of any trends and lessons identified
  • provide information that can contribute to research into reservoir safety and incident frequency analysis

The aim of this report is to improve reservoir safety.

Published 1 October 2012