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Flooding

Volume 707: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Environment Agency has archived all the data relating to extreme floods from before 2000 to the present day; and whether the retrieval system allows for cross-relating information by location, flood type and flood source. [HL1032]

The Environment Agency's national flood and coastal database holds records of extreme flooding from rivers and sea since 2000 but also has information which dates further back.

For each location recorded on the database, historic flood information and the source of the flood are available. The database does not hold information on groundwater and surface water flooding.