Managing flood risk

We are the Local Lead Flood Authority (LLFA) in Lincolnshire.

We oversee local flood risk, including the management of groundwater flooding, surface water run-off, and ordinary watercourses. We work closely with:

  • the Environment Agency
  • district and borough councils
  • water companies
  • regional flood and coastal committees
  • internal drainage boards

Find out more about the role of the LLFA in managing flood risk on

Find out about your responsibilities and rules to follow for watercourses near you.

As the LLFA, we have certain functions and powers to:

  • develop and maintain the flood risk and water management strategy
  • record, investigate and publish reports on significant floods
  • give consent for any changes to ordinary watercourses
  • establish and maintain a register of assets which might be a flood risk
  • designate an asset for inclusion in the register of Lincolnshire assets
  • consult on sustainable drainage systems
  • lead the response to flooding at a local and county-wide level