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Cumbria Floods - Flood Forums

Under Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010) Cumbria County Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, has a statutory duty produce Flood Investigation Reports for areas affected flooding.

In order to develop those reports a series of public Flood Forum events are being held across the 53 communities affected by the recent floods. They are the first stage in the formal process of establishing how and why properties and businesses flooded, and what could potentially be done to prevent flooding, or mitigate its impact, in future.

The events are organised by Cumbria County Council, working alongside the Environment Agency.

Attendees will be asked exactly what happened in terms of where the water came from, how it entered the property, its depth and other details. Alongside data already held, this property level information will help to build a highly detailed picture of what happened and why.

The information is collated and used to develop a report and recommendations for future action that could minimise the risk or impact of future flooding. Local communities are fully consulted on the contents of these reports, and the recommendations, prior to final publication. Once agreed the reports can be used by communities and agencies as the basis for applications for funding to allow schemes to be implemented. Working with the Environment Agency we aim to share draft reports with local communities for comment by early summer.

A timetable of Flood Forum events and associated documentation is provided below.

To provide feedback on any of the reports listed below please email, please include the report number.

Flood Forums
AreaFinal StageDraft StageDateVenueTimeDocumentation
GlenriddingIn progressComplete

Cancelled -

date to be confirmed

Glenridding Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) (PDF 2MB) 

Patterdale Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) (PDF 2MB)

Lyth ValleyIn progressComplete11th September 2017Argles Memorial Hall7pm-8.30pmLyth Valley Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) PDF 1.9KB)
SeatonIn progressComplete13th September 2017Seaton Ruby Club6pm-7.30pmSeaton Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 1MB)


In progressCompleteTo be confirmedTo be confirmedTo be confirmed

Stainton Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) (PDF 2MB)

AmblesideCompleteComplete   Ambleside Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 3MB)
ApplebyCompleteComplete    Appleby Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 3.1KB
BeethamCompleteComplete   Beetham and Milnthorpe Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) (PDF 1MB)
Blennerhasset and BaggrowComplete Complete    Blennerhasset and Baggrow Flood Investigation Report (PDF 2MB)
BraithwaiteCompleteComplete    Braithwaite Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 3MB) 

Brigham Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 1MB)

BurnesideCompleteComplete    Burneside Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2MB)
CarlisleCompleteComplete   Carlisle Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 4MB)
Cleator MoorCompleteComplete    Red Beck Park, Cleator Moor Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) (PDF 1MB)
CockermouthComplete Complete   Cockermouth Flood Investigation Report (PDF 3MB)
DearhamCompleteComplete    Dearham Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 979kb)
Eamont BridgeComplete Complete    Eamont Bridge Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2KB)
FlimbyCompleteComplete    Flimby Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2MB)
GrasmereCompleteComplete   Grasmere Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2.9 KB)
GreystokeComplete Complete    Greystoke Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) (PDF 1.6MB)

Kendal Final Flood Investigation Report (PDF 4MB)

Kendal Community Flood Risk Management - Presentation (PDF 574kb)

Kendal Section 19 Final Investigation Report - Presentation (PDF 1MB) 

Keswick Complete Complete    Keswick Final Flood Investigation Report (PDF 6MB)
Kirkby StephenComplete Complete    Kirkby Stephen Flood Investigation Report (PUBLISHED) (PDF 3MB)
Lorton ValleyCompleteComplete    High and Low Lorton Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2KB) 
Low CrosbyComplete Complete    Low Crosby Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 1MB 
MaryportCompleteComplete   Maryport Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2MB)
PlumptonCompleteComplete    Plumpton Flood Investigation Report (PUBLISHED) (PDF 2.4MB
Pooley BridgeComplete Complete    Pooley Bridge Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 1MB)
SedberghCompleteComplete    Sedbergh Final Flood Investigation Report (PDF 4MB)
ShapCompleteComplete    Shap Flood Investigation Report (PUBLISHED) (PDF 1.7MB)
StaveleyCompleteComplete   Staveley Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2MB)
TebayComplete Complete    Tebay Flood Investigation Report (PUBLISHED) (PDF 4MB)
Troutbeck BridgeComplete Complete    Troutbeck Bridge Flood Investigation Report (Final) (PDF 2MB


Complete Complete    

Warcop Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT) (PDF 2.7MB)

Warwick BridgeComplete Complete    Warwick Bridge Flood Investigation Report PDF 1.5 KB)
WigtonCompleteComplete    Wigton Flood Investigation Report Final (PDF 2MB)
WindermereCompleteComplete   Windermere Flood Investigation Report Final V4 (PDF 3MB)
Workington/Barepot CompleteComplete    Workington including Barepot Final Flood Investigation Report (PDF 1.4MB)