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Environmental problems Flooding and drainage

Our responsibilities

After the floods of 2007 the government commissioned a review, which recommended that local authorities should lead on the management of local flood risk.

We have powers and duties for managing flooding from local sources, namely ordinary watercourses, surface water and groundwater in Manchester.

We work in partnership with other organisations to manage flood risk, fund future flood schemes and help communities to become more resilient to flooding.

Our duties and responsibilities include:

  • developing a Strategy for managing local flood risk;
  • establishing and maintaining a register of flood risk management assets;
  • investigating flooding incidents; and
  • issuing Land Drainage Consents for works on ordinary watercourses.

Read our local flood risk management strategy.

More information on serious flood incidents.

Historical Flood Reports

Where investigation of a significant flooding incident has been carried out a ‘Flood Investigation Report’ will be completed and published here.

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