Section 19 Flood Investigations
Reports for the BCP Area
Section 19 flood investigations
As the lead local flood authority (LLFA) for the Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole areas, we have a statutory duty to publish reports of investigations of flood incidents, as detailed within section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.
A section 19 flood investigation report is a public statement of the circumstances of a flood event. When investigating a flood we will publish a report of the findings, if:
- the flooding causes internal flooding to 5 or more properties
- critical infrastructure assets in a localised area have been affected
- there are 2 or more sources of floodwater involved
- the source of flood water is unclear and there is public interest to explain why a flood event occurred
- we decide that a report of a flood event is needed.
We cannot enforce others to undertake flood defence works to manage flood risk.
Flood investigation reports
|2021||Flooding in the BCP area following a prolonged period of intense rainfall during the morning of 12th July 2021; Hamworthy and Fleetsbridge areas particularly affected||Download (PDF)|
|2020||Flash flooding in the Christchurch area following a short but intense period of localised rainfall on 13th August 2020||Download (PDF)|
|2016||Report to the Flooding Advisory Group on significant surface water 'flash flooding' in Bournemouth Town Centre and Northbourne areas following intense rainfall on the night of 15th September 2016||Download (PDF)|
|2016||Report to the Flooding Advisory Group on flooding of business & commercial properties in the Winton area of Bournemouth following an intense, localised rainfall event on the night of 23rd June 2016||Download (PDF)|
|2015||Report to the Flooding Advisory Group on significant surface water 'flash flooding' in Bournemouth and eastern Poole following intense rainfall on the night of 3rd July 2015||Download (PDF)|
|2011||Report by the Task & Finish Group on widespread flooding in Bournemouth on 18th August 2011 - to look into the events of the day to see what lessons could be learnt and what future long term actions could be taken to reduce the impact of a similar storm in the future||Download (PDF)|
|2009||Pluvial Urban Flooding in Bournemouth. Report to the Environment & Economy Scrutiny Panel members.||Download (PDF)|