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River Stour: Floods

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans there are to review the flood plains along the river Stour in Dorset following last summer’s heavy rains. (189173)

[holding answer 26 February 2008]: The Environment Agency carried out a detailed hydraulic and hydrological modelling project on the River Stour in 2006-07. This project produced new 100 and 1,000 year flood risk areas for the river, particularly in the lower reaches where the Environment Agency has flood defences. The Environment Agency are also using this information to revise flood warning procedures in this area.