It has produced a Catchment Flood Management Plan
to assess the predicted scale of the problem and address possible solutions.
The Environment Agency has proposed to let an area in Llandrinio, near Welshpool, flood in a bid to divert water away from other areas, as part of the River Severn Catchment Flood Management Plan
The Environment Agency has drawn up the Wansbeck and Blyth Catchment Flood Management Plan
, which looks at scenarios, such as the impact of climate change and intensive farming, and solutions to predicted problems.
Developing and protecting floodplains that will hold water further upstream and release it slowly is one key element of the draft Wansbeck and Blyth Catchment Flood Management Plan
, which has just gone on show.
The draft River Tyne Catchment Flood Management Plan
(CFMP) takes a forward look at the changing nature of flooding right across the river catchment.
NFU Cymru county chairman Bob Morgan is disappointed farmers have been given little time to respond to proposals outlined in the agency's draft River Severn Catchment Flood Management Plan
The Catchment Flood Management Plans
(CFMPs) will be revealed by the Environment Agency Wales this month.
EA Wales is preparing 10 Catchment Flood Management Plans
(CFMPs) in Wales.
Mr Moore said catchment flood management plans
were fundamental to the new approach and offer opportunities to restore wetlands and the role of natural floodplains, reducing the risk of floods for many Welsh towns and villages.
Ms Essex also announced funding for the Environment Agency to make an immediate start on three catchment flood management plans
in Wales and to progress specific schemes identified as a priority last autumn.