How to know if you live in a flood risk area

Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs) are locations where significant flood risk exists now or is likely to occur in the future.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 20th July 2018, 5:11 pm
Updated Friday, 20th July 2018, 5:17 pm
Image: by Gary Hutchison. Flooding at Grange Burn which is in a PVA.
Image: by Gary Hutchison. Flooding at Grange Burn which is in a PVA.

They are part of the National Flood Risk Assessment (NFRA) process, and help Scotland to understand and prioritise where work could benefit the most. They are a vital part of protecting people, properties, businesses, communities, infrastructure and our environment.

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Since 2011, when PVAs were first identified, SEPA and its partners have been working hard to improve data and methods of flood risk assessment. As a result it now has new information which has resulted in changes to the PVAs.

Scotland’s PVAs are based on the NFRA, which is updated and published every six years, providing a clear picture of past, current and future flood risk.

SEPA will publish the latest NFRA in December.