Many people within Derbyshire live in flood risk areas.
Here we provide information on:
Organisations involved in managing flood risk in Derbyshire and their responsibilities
identifying if you are at risk from flooding
flood protection and resilience measures
cleaning up after a flood.
As well as this you can find information about our new role, responsibilities and duties as the Lead Local Flood Authority under the Flood And Water Management Act 2010 including:
Our Local Flood Risk Strategy for Derbyshire
Derbyshire's Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA)
Our responsibility for consenting changes to ordinary watercourses under the Land Drainage Act (1991).
Our duty to create and maintain an asset register of all structures deemed to have a significant flood risk impact.
Our powers under Section 25 of the Land Drainage Act regarding the resolution of flooding issues and identification of parties responsible for causing flooding.
If you live or work close to a watercourse and within the natural floodplain, there is a risk that river flooding may threaten your property or workplace.
Flooding can also affect areas away from the natural flood plain. Intense and prolonged storms can exceed the capacity of the local drainage system or saturate the ground and put many more homes, businesses and people at risk from surface water, groundwater and watercourse flooding.
We work alongside the Environment Agency in their work to manage the risk of flooding and minimise the effects and damage caused.
We also work with the Environment Agency and other partners to plan how to best protect the community of Derbyshire from flooding and how to respond in an emergency.
The Environment Agency is responsible for issuing flood warnings to the public. If you live within a flood warning area, you can register with the Environment Agency to receive this service for free.
The Environment Agency provide a dedicated Floodline information service on 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Flood warning information can be obtained through the Environment Agency's (opens in a new window) website, which is updated every 15 minutes. You can search for flood warnings by postcode, river, or town.
Information on other websites