Flooding and drainage
We are the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for the county as per the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. We work closely with other risk management authorities and take the lead in managing local flood risks from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. Read about our flood management projects.
The Environment Agency have created a live flood warning map which is updated with information from their flood warning systems every 15 minutes.
Flooding help and preparation
How to prepare and get help during flooding
Sustainable drainage in planning applications
Advice for developers and local planning authorities for sustainable drainage developments.
Advice on owning and maintaining a watercourse and applying for land drainage consent.
Increasing Kent's resilience to severe weather
Watch our video to find out about the measures that we are taking to increase the county's resilience to severe weather and climate change. Find out how we are working with the Environment Agency to support coastal communities develop their own responses.