Flood Risk Areas

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Responsible Party: Environment Agency (pointOfContact)


This metadata record is for Approval for Access product AfA256. Flood Risk Areas have been defined by Lead Local Flood Authorities. These areas cover surface water flooding only. Groundwater coastal reservoir failure water main and river flooding are not covered. These are based on combining risk to people critical services and commercial and public assets and detailed flood modelling.
The Flood Risk Areas show areas where the risk to flooding has the greatest impact on residential buildings and critical infrastructure i.e. the largest cities where there are the most residential properties and infrastructure in relation to the risk of flooding. Further detail on the methodology is available at:http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/125459.aspx INFORMATION WARNING
Flood Risk Areas are designed to meet the needs of the European Floods Directive. They are designed for broad planning purposes only and are not appropriate for any other type of flood mapping. Other flood mapping is available which is more appropriate to showing localised flood risk. Attribution statement: © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015. All rights reserved.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 55.816° to 49.943°
Longitude: -6.236° to 2.072°

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Added to data.gov.uk 30/09/2015
Theme Environment
Temporal coverage 1/1/2011
Harvest URL http://environment.data.gov.uk/discover/ea
Harvest date 20/02/2018 16:22
Metadata date 20/2/2018
Harvest GUID f3d63ec5-a21a-49fb-803a-0fa0fb7238b6
Extent Latitude: 55.816° to 49.943°
Longitude: -6.236° to 2.072°
Spatial reference system http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/27700
Dataset reference date 1/1/2011 (creation)
Frequency of update asNeeded
Responsible party Environment Agency (pointOfContact)
Access constraints There are no public access constraints to this data. Use of this data is subject to the licence identified.
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
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