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Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 55 – Flood plans

88.This section enables the Scottish Ministers to make provision in regulations for the preparation of flood plans for controlled reservoirs. These plans would set out the action which the reservoir undertaker would take to control or mitigate the effects of flooding likely to result from any escape of water from the reservoir.

89.Subsection (3) provides an indicative list of what the regulations may cover. Subsection (4) sets consultation requirements which the Scottish Ministers must comply with before making regulations.

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