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SEPA and Flood Warning. FIAC Awareness and Assistance Sub- Committee 15 th June 2005 David Faichney – SEPA Flood Warning Unit Manager. SEPA and Flood Warning. SEPA is the flood warning authority in Scotland Discretionary powers under section 21 of the Environment Act 1995

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Sepa and flood warning

SEPA and Flood Warning

FIAC

Awareness and Assistance Sub- Committee

15th June 2005

David Faichney – SEPA Flood Warning Unit Manager


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SEPA and Flood Warning

  • SEPA is the flood warning authority in Scotland

  • Discretionary powers under section 21 of the Environment Act 1995

  • SEPA has 42 flood warning schemes (Fluvial and Coastal)

  • SEPA operates the Floodline service for all Scotland


Elements of sepa flood warning schemes
Elements of SEPA flood warning schemes

  • Understanding of flood warning requirements

  • Monitoring network and communications

  • Resource – (24/7 Hydrologists)

  • Procedures

  • Agreed response with flood warning partners


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Progression of new schemes
Progression of new schemes

  • Clyde Kelvin and Irvine Schemes (Interim arrangements now operational)

  • Dee, Don, Deveron and N Esk Schemes (CBA and feasibility complete)

  • Coastal flood warning scheme (requests received from Dundee CC and Lord Thurso, - anticipate request from Western Isles Council)

  • Stirlingshire Rivers (request received)

  • Extension of Irvine to Lower Irvine and Garnock?

  • River Nevis (SEPA proposal).


Key facts
Key Facts

  • Flood warning schemes implemented following requests from LA’s in response to flood events

  • No consistency in flood magnitude

  • Variation in dissemination methods

  • Requests are progressed under SEPA Policy 34

  • Key areas of Scotland at risk have no FWS –including coastal areas

  • More Strategic approach required


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