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Title: Essex Local Flood Defence Committee annual report 1998/99
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Eastern Area of the Environment Agency Anglian Region comprises Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Easter 1998 fluvial floods that severely affected some parts of the country have generated a national project that has had a major impact on the majority of the year under review and will continue through the following year and beyond. Following the Easter floods the Agency commissioned an independent review, chaired by Peter Bye. The Bye Report recommended 85 priority actions, the phased implementation of which must be completed by April 2000. Implementation of the Action Plan is the Governments highest flood defence priority; it involves a huge workload and has a considerable impact on funding and staff resources. This runs parallel with the Agencys new supervisory role and several other flood defence initiatives such as the preparation of flood risk maps, which will be provided to planning authorities, and a comprehensive and ongoing asset survey of all sea and fluvial defences. Some additional staff have been recruited and many existing staff taken off line to undertake the work. With effect from 1 April 1999 the Catchments were split into Operations and Regulation teams to facilitate the exercise, and the split between client and contractor groups was be relaxed to maximise partnership and efficiency.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Flood control; Flood barrier; Flood defence committeesFlood risk managementTidesRiversBreakwatersPumpsCoastsMudflatsAnnual reports
Geographic Keywords: JaywickClacton-on-SeaStour (Suffolk)Blackwater (Essex)Crouch (Essex)Blackwater Estuary
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