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Floods / flood protection
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Flooding is the temporary inundation of land not normally covered by water. This can be caused by surface water or by seawater entering coastal areas.
In principle, flood protection is the responsibility of every private individual and the municipalities, which are responsible for local community affairs, urban land-use planning and hazard prevention.
River basin-related, conceptual plans for the presentation of hazards, risks and flood protection measures as the basis of functional services of general interest are carried out by the state. In addition, the state supports the municipalities and water and soil associations in their projects by providing existing planning data and advice.
Who should I contact?
- To your municipal, district or city administration,
- the districts or independent cities (lower water authorities) or
- to the local fire department.
What are the fees?
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
- Law on the organization of the water balance (Federal Water Resources Act - WHG),
- Water Act of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (State Water Act - WasG SH).
What else should I know?
Further information on water management and an overview of the addresses of the responsible authorities can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment of Schleswig-Holstein".
Information on private flood prevention can be found in the "Flood Protection Guide" published by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.