Research and analysis
Risk evaluation of Environment Agency flood storage reservoirs
A pilot study into the use of the CIRIA methodology on flood storage reservoirs (FSRs).
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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.