Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of our flooding FAQs.
- What is the county council's role in flood risk management?
- My house has been flooded and I can’t find affordable insurance, is there anything I can do?
- A local watercourse has become blocked, who do I call to remove the blockage?
- How can I check if flooding has occurred at my property in the past?
- What does GCC provide for flood prevention?
- Do we build on flood plains?
- What is a 1-in-100 year flood risk?
Gloucestershire county council is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Gloucestershire and has responsibilities and powers to manage flooding from surface water, groundwater and from ordinary watercourses.
Ordinary watercourses are those not classified as ‘Main River’ by the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency provides a map of main rivers. If the watercourse is not visible on this map it is an ordinary watercourse.
It is also the highway authority that has responsibility for managing floods to and from public highways.