Policy paper

The Foss Barrier: reducing the risk of flooding

Information on how the Foss Barrier operates in York and the flooding that happened on Boxing Day 2015.


Technical hydrograph showing river levels and rainfall on the River Foss, 25 to 31 December 2015

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The flooding across Yorkshire over Christmas 2015 has been widespread, with many communities affected. This document provides information about the flooding that happened in York on Boxing Day 2015 and how the Foss Barrier operates to reduce the risk of flooding to the city.

Published 15 January 2016
Last updated 26 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Technical hydrograph and an infographic added.
  2. First published.