Flood investigation reports

As a lead local flooding authority we have a responsibility to investigate and publish reports on major flooding events.

Section 19's

Under Section 19 of the Flood & Water Management Act 2010, we must investigate significant flooding to identify which risk management authorities have relevant flood risk management functions, and whether each of those authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise those functions in response to the flood. The need to investigate a particular flood is decided on a case-by-case basis considering factors such as the likely source of the flood and the number of properties affected. The results of any flood investigations that we have completed can be read below.



Kirkley Stream

As part of our ongoing efforts to alleviate the flooding problem on the Kirkley Stream in Lowestoft, and also as an outcome of the Velda Close & Aldwyck Way section 19 investigation, we periodically release reports on progress and updates. These are not section 19 investigation reports, but can be seen below: