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27 December 2013

Risk of Flooding from Surface Water [England & Wales]

Risk of Flooding from Surface Water

Environment Agency release more detailed flood mapping at a time of need.

Ironic that the Environment Agency release this during severe flooding events in England  (and people still without power across 24th, 25th & 26th December 2013).

South East was particularity hit hard, would this Surface Water Map make any different?


"Surface water flooding happens when rainwater does not drain away through the normal drainage systems or soak into the ground, but lies on or flows over the ground instead."

The shading on the map shows the risk of flooding from surface water in this particular [Guildford] area.


Maybe a real-time map with 'peak capacity flow' might be a better direction for the future.

See the Maps with the risk of flooding from the surface water.

http://watermaps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/wiyby.aspx?lang=_e&topic=ufmfsw&layer=default&scale=2&x=373059&y=192072#x=499701&y=150294&scale=11

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