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Frequently Asked Questions


Below are some of our flooding FAQs.

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.

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Page updated: 29/11/2022 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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