Recorded Flood Outlines

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Reason: Content of file appeared to be format "WFS" which receives openness score: 3.
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Score updated: 11/02/2018

Responsible Party: Environment Agency (pointOfContact)


Recorded Flood Outlines is a GIS layer which shows all our records of historic flooding from rivers, the sea, groundwater and surface water. Each individual Recorded Flood Outline contains a consistent list of information about the recorded flood.
Records began in 1946 when predecessor bodies to the Environment Agency started collecting detailed information about flooding incidents, although we may hold limited details about flooding incidents prior to this date. The absence of coverage by Recorded Flood Outlines for an area does not mean that the area has never flooded, only that we do not currently have records of flooding in this area. It is also possible that the pattern of flooding in this area has changed and that this area would now flood or not flood under different circumstances. The Recorded Flood Outlines take into account the presence of defences, structures, and other infrastructure where they existed at the time of flooding. It includes flood extents that may have been affected by overtopping, breaches or blockages. Any flood extents shown do not necessarily indicate that properties were flooded internally. A companion dataset Historic Flood Map contains a subset of these Recorded Flood Outlines which satisfy a certain criteria. 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°

Data Resources (3)

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Source GEMINI2 record
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Additional Information

Added to 30/09/2015
Theme Environment
Harvest URL
Harvest date 14/02/2018 14:32
Metadata date 14/2/2018
Harvest GUID 8c75e700-d465-11e4-8b5b-f0def148f590
Extent Latitude: 55.816° to 49.943°
Longitude: -6.236° to 2.072°
Spatial reference system
Dataset reference date 1/1/2004 (creation), 31/1/2018 (revision)
Frequency of update unknown
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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Temporal coverage No value
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