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Flood reporting

Flooding from a Main River

The Environment Agency (EA) has enforcement powers on a number of bodies of water defined as "Main River" in Coventry. These include:

  • River Sherbourne
  • River Sowe
  • Brookstray
  • Canley Brook
  • Withy Brook

Individual landowners are responsible for making sure rivers are not obstructed on their land, and the EA has legal powers to make landowners remove watercourse obstructions within 8 metres of the top of the bank. In addition, owners must not carry out works affecting a river without the consent of the Agency. The Environment Agency's information on living next to a watercourse "Living on the Edge" is available to download. For further information, please see the Environment Agency's website.

The Agency provide a "Floodline", which is a free 24-hour advice and information service for floods and flood warnings on 0345 988 1188.

To report an environmental incident please call the Environment Agency incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60 (24-hour service).

Please see the Sandbag Policy for information about flood protection.

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