As part of the Rationalising the Main River (RMRN) de-maining pilot project, the Environment Agency proposes to transfer flood risk management activities on the following sections of river and assets from the Environment Agency to the internal drainage boards (IDBs), lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) and district councils listed below.
- Suffolk Rivers, Suffolk - 3 stretches of low risk watercourse (approximately 22.4 km) are proposed for de-maining to East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board and Suffolk County Council working with Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council. You can view an interactive map of the proposed changes by clicking here.
- South Forty Foot Catchment, South Lincolnshire - 5 stretches of low risk watercourse, all tributaries of South Forty Foot Drain (approximately 16.8 km) are proposed for de-maining to Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board. You can view an interactive map of the proposed changes by clicking here.
- Stour Marshes, East Kent - 10 stretches of low risk watercourse across Stour Marshes, (approximately 36.5km) are proposed for de-maining to the River Stour (Kent) Internal Drainage Board. You can view an interactive map of the proposed changes by clicking here.
The transfer would result in these stretches of river being removed from the statutory main river map. They will be re-designated as ordinary watercourses, with flood risk management activities passing to the relevant internal drainage boards or lead local flood authorities/district councils listed above.
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