Flood investigations, reports and studies

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

Under the Flood Risk Regulations, a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment for Devon has been published:

Surface Water Management Plans

We have developed a Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) to progress the management of flooding from local sources of flood risk. The term “local flood risk” means flooding from sources other than Main Rivers and the sea. Therefore, SWMPs are increasingly seen as tools for the Lead Local Flood Authority to manage all forms of ‘local flooding’ in an area, and are considered as such in this case. The purpose of a full SWMP study (note this report only details findings from Phase 1 which includes Strategic Assessment or Preparation under current SWMP Guidance) is to identify sustainable responses to manage local flooding and to prepare an Action Plan. The Action Plan and supporting material provide an evidence base for future decisions and funding applications for putting the recommendations into practice.

Flood investigations

Under Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, the following flood investigation reports have been produced:

 Catchment studies

Detailed assessment of the hydrological and hydraulic characteristics of study catchments:

Flooding Task Group

The Place Scrutiny Committee set up the Flooding Task Group to examine how the Devon Local Flood Risk Management Strategy is being implemented, how all the risk management authorities are working together and to reduce the risk of further flooding.

Last Updated: December 2019