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).


Risk evaluation of Agency flood storage reservoirs

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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.

Published 1 May 2004