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Flood maps

Flood maps

Our flood maps are designed to help you understand how you could be affected by flooding. The maps show you areas which are likely to flood from rivers, the sea and surface water.

The flood maps are a public tool and used by a wide variety of people for a range of work.

We currently have two map viewers available. To determine which viewer will benefit you, please find information below:

Audience

Use

Viewer

What they show

For members of the public

To check flood risk and increase awareness and understanding of flooding. These maps are a tool to promote an individual’s responsibility for their own flood protection and preparation.

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  • Flood hazard/extent maps for all sources of flooding (river, coastal and surface water)
  • Future flood maps

For planning applicants, developers, planning authorities etc

 

To support decision making in land use planning to avoid development in flood risk areas as a first principle and identify where further assessment of risk may be required.

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  • Flood hazard/extent maps for all sources of flooding (river, coastal and surface water)
  • Future flood maps

For emergency responders

To help the resilience community be better prepared for flood events and provide an expectation about the potential impacts of flooding on our communities.

Flood Maps | SEPA - Flood Maps | SEPA

  • Flood hazard/extent maps for all sources of flooding (river, coastal and surface water)
  • Future flood maps

For Responsible Authorities

As a key tool for flood risk management planning, to identify the most effective actions to manage flood risk and develop plans to tackle flooding.

Flood Risk Management Maps (sepa.org.uk)

  • Flood extent, depth and velocity for river, coastal and surface water
  • Groundwater
  • Impacts of flooding
  • Flood defences
  • Natural flood management
  • Natural susceptibility to coastal erosion

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Reviewing our flood maps

Please note that due to the complex cyber-attack in December 2020 which impacted SEPA internal systems, we are currently unable to review and update our flood maps based on local information or more detailed studies. We will provide an update when we are once again able to receive and review your information in support of improving the quality of the maps.

For help and further information about the flood maps please use our online form to contact us

  • For help and further information about the flood maps please use our online form to contact us