Am I at risk?

Use the map below to see if your community is at risk from different types of flooding...

Put in your Postcode or look for your community in the drop down list, then simply tick the layers you want to look at using the sliding bar on the left of the map (where it says “Select Layers”), and click “Filter”! Click on the titles below to find out more about each layer: –

Risk of Flooding from Surface Water Risk of Flooding from Rivers
Flood Map for Planning Upper Nene Catchment
Water and Sewerage Companies Formal Flood Investigations
Main Rivers

Please note “Risk of Flooding from Rivers” and “Flood Map for Planning” will not display when fully zoomed into the map.

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Risk of Flooding from Surface Water

This is in an area that has a HIGH chance of flooding from surface water. This means that each year, this area has a chance of flooding of greater than 1 in 30 (3.3%).

This is an area that has a MEDIUM chance of flooding from surface water. This means that each year, this area has a chance of flooding of between 1 in 100 (1%) and 1 in 30 (3.3%).

This is an area that has a LOW chance of flooding from surface water. This means that each year, this area has a chance of flooding of between 1 in 1000 (0.1%) and 1 in 100 (1%).

This is an area that has a VERY LOW chance of flooding from surface water. This means that each year, this area has a chance of flooding of less than 1 in 1000 (0.1%).

The maps are intended for guidance, and cannot provide details for individual properties. The maps have been produced by the Environment Agency, using information from Northamptonshire County Council where available/appropriate. You can view this information and more on the Environment Agency's "What's In Your Back Yard" map service.

  • The Risk of Flooding from Surface Water map shows the areas that are at risk from surface water flooding. If you disagree with the risk of flooding displayed on this map, where you have appropriate evidence (anecdotal evidence alone will not be sufficient), we will review this to see if it can be used to help the Environment Agency update this risk. However, without appropriate evidence, we cannot recommend changes to the map. If you require more information about Evidence Review Requests, please email the Environment Agency’s National Customer Contact Centre at: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk
  • The Risk of Flooding from Rivers map shows the extent and likelihood of flooding from rivers taking into account any flood defences.
  • The Flood Map for Planning shows Flood Zones without flood defences, as required for land-use planning purposes.

Northamptonshire County Council, supported by ESI Ltd, has undertaken a study to assess the risk of flooding from groundwater across the county. Due to license restrictions we cannot publish these maps in an interactive format on this page, however full details of the study and a PDF document of the map can be found in the Flood Library.