Monmouthshire County Council is a Lead Local Flood Authority under the terms of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. Our work includes identifying and understanding flood risk within the county and working with others to mitigate those risks where possible.
With the prospect of more severe weather in future, including greater rainfall intensity brought about by climate change, flooding poses an ever greater threat to our communities.
Flood Investigation Reports
In accordance with Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Monmouthshire County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority, has a duty to investigate and publish reports on significant flood events within the County.
Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 states:
(1) On becoming aware of a flood in its area, a Lead Local Flood Authority must, to the extent that it considers it necessary or appropriate, investigate:
(a) Which risk management authorities have relevant flood risk management functions, and
(b) Whether each of those risk management authorities has exercised, or is
proposing to exercise, those functions in response to the flood.
(2) Where an authority carries out an investigation under subsection (1) it must:
(a) Publish the results of its investigation, and
(b) Notify any relevant risk management authorities.