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The SWIM Project

SWIM is a straightforward, web-based system which allows Members of the Public, Flood Wardens and Flood Risk Management Authorities to enter details about property flooding in one place. The system can be a used to aid multiple agencies in their combined response to flooding both during an event and after. Data collected by SWIM can be quickly analysed and reported on and can be used to help form Flood Risk Management Strategy. Records collected are spatially referenced and can therefore be analysed on a map or in summary reports. During an flood record point, SWIM can be used to inform decision makers and provide an overall picture of what problems exists over a geographical area. This helps agencies better prioritise assistance both during and after an event

Using SWIM

If you are a member of the public then please fill in details of flooding which has impacted your property. All data entered will be reviewed by one of the organisations involved in the SWIM project.

The SWIM project has been developed by the GeoWessex partnership. The developers are the Dorset Council Geographical Information Team working with colleagues from the Environment Agency and the Dorset Council Flood Risk team.

Getting in Touch

The South West Information Management (SWIM) website is being actively rolled out across Somerset. You can contact us in several ways.

For advice on how to deal with flooding, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188

To request a hard copy of the form, call the Somerset County Council’s Flood & Water Management team on 0300 123 2224

For general enquiries, please send an email to

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