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The principal objectives of this study were:
to evaluate the application of the CIRIA methodology to FSRs;
to determine any modifications needed to the methodology before it is used on all the Environment Agency’s reservoirs which come within the ambit of the Reservoirs Act 1975; and
to advise on further research required to develop the methodology for such use.
The study also considered the identification of risk mitigation measures in the unlikely event of failure of a flood storage reservoir.