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
- reporting 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 (opens in a new window) to receive this service for free.
The Environment Agency provide a dedicated Floodline information service tel: 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Flood warning information (opens in a new window) can be obtained through the Environment Agency's website, which is updated every 15 minutes. You can search for flood warnings by postcode, river, or town.