EA Flood Datasets

EA Flood Datasets

What is it?

This is a collection of datasets from Environment Agency relating to flooding.

 

Datasets

Risk of flooding from rivers and seas

The dataset shows the chance of flooding from rivers and/or the sea, based on cells of 50m. Each cell is allocated one of four flood risk categories, taking into account flood defences and their condition.

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Risk of flooding from surface water - 3.3% annual chance

Shows the extent of flooding from surface water that could result from a flood with a 3.3% chance of happening in any given year.

This dataset is not suitable for identifying whether an individual property will flood.

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Risk of flooding from surface water - 1.0% annual chance

Shows the extent of flooding from surface water that could result from a flood with a 1% chance of happening in any given year.

This dataset is not suitable for identifying whether an individual property will flood.

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Risk of flooding from surface water - 0.1% annual chance

Shows the extent of flooding from surface water that could result from a flood with a 1% chance of happening in any given year.

This dataset is not suitable for identifying whether an individual property will flood.

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Flood Map - Rivers and Seas - Zone 3

This is the best estimate of the areas of land at risk of flooding, when the presence of flood defences are ignored and covers land with a 1 in 100 (1%) or greater chance of flooding each year from Rivers; or with a 1 in 200 (0.5%) or greater chance of flooding each year from the Sea.

This dataset is designed to support flood risk assessments in line with Planning Practice Guidance; and raise awareness of the likelihood of flooding to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take appropriate action.

The information provided is largely based on modelled data and is therefore indicative rather than specific.

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Flood Map - Rivers and Seas - Zone 2

This is the best estimate of the areas of land at risk of flooding, when the presence of flood defences are ignored and covers land between Zone 3 and the extent of the flooding from rivers or the sea with a 1 in 1000 (0.1%) chance of flooding each year. This dataset also includes those areas defined in Flood Zone 3.

This dataset is designed to support flood risk assessments in line with Planning Practice Guidance; and raise awareness of the likelihood of flooding to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take appropriate action.

The information provided is largely based on modelled data and is therefore indicative rather than specific.

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Flood Risk Areas

Flood Risk Areas identify locations where there is believed to be significant flood risk. The EU Floods Directive refers to Flood Risk Areas as 'Areas of Potentially Significant Flood Risk' (APSFR).

Flood Risk Areas have been defined by the Environment Agency (main rivers and the sea) and Lead Local Flood Authorities (surface water). Other sources of flooding are not covered. This dataset includes Flood Risk Areas defined for both Cycle 1 (December 2011) and Cycle 2 (December 2018).

Flood Risk Areas are designed to meet the needs of the European Floods Directive. They are designed for broad planning purposes only and are not appropriate for any other type of flood mapping.

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Flood Alert Areas

Flood Alert Areas are geographical areas where it is possible for flooding to occur from rivers sea and in some locations groundwater.

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Flood Warning Areas

Flood Warning Areas are geographical areas where we expect flooding to occur and where we provide a Flood Warning Service. They generally contain properties that are expected to flood from rivers or the sea and in some areas, from groundwater.

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Recorded Flood Outlines

Recorded Flood Outlines is a layer which shows all our records of historic flooding from rivers, the sea, groundwater and surface water. Each individual Recorded Flood Outline contains a consistent list of information about the recorded flood.

Any flood extents shown do not necessarily indicate that properties were flooded internally.

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Historic Flood Map

The Historic Flood Map is a GIS layer showing the maximum extent of individual Recorded Flood Outlines from river, the sea and groundwater springs that meet a set criteria. It shows areas of land that have previously been subject to flooding in England. This excludes flooding from surface water, except in areas where it is impossible to determine whether the source is fluvial or surface water but the dominant source is fluvial.

Flooding is shown to the land and does not necessarily indicate that properties were flooded internally.

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Find out more

DEFRA have a Forum and FAQ section where you can find out more about these datasets:

https://support.environment.data.gov.uk/hc/en-gb/categories/360000746772-FAQs


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Date

24 February 2021

Categories

Flooding
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