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The Council's role

Lead Local Flood Authority

We lead on the management of flood risk in Nottinghamshire. In this role, we work alongside partners to manage flooding from local sources: surface water, ordinary watercourses and groundwater.

We have completed a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment and are finalising a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Nottinghamshire.

View the final Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment report (June 2011).

Southwell Flood Study


Southwell Flood Study - final draft with figures, September 2015

Southwell Flood Study - technical modelling appendix, September 2015


Southwell Flood Study - Launch event presentation, September 2015

Flooding responsibilities

Responsibilities and who to contact for different types of flooding:

Flooding type Responsibility


Roads  Our Highways team provide and manage highway drainage and ensure that road projects do not increase flood risk. 

You can report road related damage/problems to us

Public sewer/burst water mains Severn Trent Water | 0800 783 4444 | @stwater  You can report problems directly
Main rivers Environment Agency | 0845 988 1188 | @EnvAgency You can call the 24 hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60
Ordinary watercourses Small rivers and streams which are not managed by the Environment Agency. They are the responsibility of the owners of their banks (riparian owners) We must provide consent to any changes on these, see making changes to waterways.
Rising groundwater  The property owner but we can provide advice. See preparing for flooding

Contact us

Get in touch for more information about our flood risk planning and responsibilities.

Customer Service Centre: 0300 500 80 80

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