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Flooding Risk Information March 2021

This has been a very wet winter, and areas in Mayland/Maylandsea have suffered from surface water flooding.

Residents can find out possible area risks of flooding and if this would impact their own property by logging onto the websites below.

Environment Agency Online Information

Before you start

This service uses computer models to assess an area’s long term risk from:

  • rivers and the sea
  • surface water
  • reservoirs
  • some groundwater

The results are an indicator of an area’s flood risk, particularly the likelihood of surface water flooding.

It is not suitable for identifying whether an individual property will flood. It does not include the flood risk from sources such as blocked drains and burst pipes. Rivers and the sea

The Environment Agency is responsible for managing the flood risk from rivers and the sea. Water

Lead local flood authorities (LLFA) are responsible for managing the flood risk from surface water and may hold more detailed information.  Your LLFA is Essex County Council.


Surface water flooding, sometimes known as flash flooding:

  • happens when heavy rain cannot drain away
  • is difficult to predict as it depends on rainfall volume and location
  • can happen up hills and away from rivers and other bodies of water
  • is more widespread in areas with harder surfaces like concrete

To start: Select one of the above links.

Where do you want to check? – enter your postcode – select your address – your risk summary is given – view map


Collated by Cllr Peter Spires March 2021


Further information about preparing for a flood an protecting your homes