Drainage and flooding

The Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has an overall supervisory responsibility for all controlled waterways in England and Wales. They have a specific supervisory role for main rivers.  These are rivers that are shown on the Statutory Map of Rivers and are also referred to as sealed main rivers.

The main rivers in Runnymede are: the River Thames, the Chertsey and Addlestone Bourne, the River Wey, the Meadlake Ditch, the Moat, the Hurst Ditch and the Rive Ditch. They are responsible for issuing the necessary consents for any works on a main river and taking enforcement action for any contraventions of the Land Drainage Act. 

At times of severe weather they are responsible for providing flood warnings.

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