West Berkshire Council

Flooding

On this page are useful links to various Environment Agency flood webpages, flood warnings, maps and useful telephone numbers.

Severe flooding

Flooding can occur anywhere, even if you live inland or away from watercourses, because the drainage system - whether open watercourses or pipes - can be overwhelmed by the amount of water it is expected to carry.

When the ground is saturated even small extra amounts of rainfall will have difficulty draining away from gardens and enclosed spaces. So these pages are relevant to you wherever you live.

We recognise the impact of flooding on the community and work closely with the Environment Agency and Parish Councils.

It is the responsibility of the owners to take appropriate action to protect their property from flooding.

Environment Agency