Reservoir Inundation Mapping


Reservoir Inundation Mapping


RPS is currently undertaking Reservoir Inundation Mapping across Scotland for SEPA.

The Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2010 and gained Royal Assent in April 2011. This new legislation is intended to provide greater security for people, property and critical infrastructure from the risk of flooding from reservoirs by moving from the current capacity based regime to a risk based regime. The aim of project was:

To Include in the Register of Controlled Reservoirs a map showing the area of land which, in the event of an uncontrolled release of water from the reservoir would likely to be flooded (section 9 (2) of the Act).

To assign a provisional risk designation to all controlled reservoirs in the register.

RPS is using InfoWorks RS 2D to produce Reservoir Inundation Mapping for over one hundred reservoirs of varying size and complexity across Scotland.