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Flood investigation report

December 2015 floods

Stage 1 Overarching Report (published September 2016):

The Section 19 report looks at the weather conditions leading to flooding in December 2015 and particularly focuses on the statutory responsibilities and duties of flood risk management authorities during those storms.

Stage 2 District Flood Reports (published April 2017):

Lancashire County Council, as as Lead Local Flood Authority, has now published district level reports which provide affected communities with information about what the relevant risk management authorities are doing in their areas to help manage the risk of flooding from a variety of sources.

The reports provide information on investigations undertaken at each of the affected locations, flood risk improvements already completed as well as opportunities for further investigation and investment in flood-prevention measures.  They also provide information for concerned homeowners and businesses on what they can do to help protect their own properties form flooding in the future.

These reports have been compiled and published by the county council based on data that has been provided by relevant risk management authorities and will be updated on a quarterly basis to allow affected communities to see progress and resolution of as many issues as possible, as quickly as possible.


Summer 2012 floods

This report follows significant property flooding in various parts of Lancashire during the summer of 2012.

It focuses on the investigation of how the councils, Environment Agency and United Utilities exercised their functions as as flood risk management authorities to investigate and understand the causes of flooding, and identify measures to mitigate future risk. 

Flood investigation report summer 2012 (PDF, 1,357KB)