The latest flood defence proposals, maps, questions and answers
The Environment Agency has investigated whether improvements can be made to the existing standard of protection against flooding in Cockermouth.
Results of this feasibility study show that improvements can be made and are justified on economic, technical and environmental grounds.
As part of our study we investigated different options to reduce flood risk to the town and discussed these with local residents during February and March 2011.
Working with the community has enabled us to address concerns and come up with our preferred option to reduce flood risk to homes and businesses in Cockermouth.
The preferred option is to raise sections of the flood walls and embankments along the River Cocker and River Derwent.