Welcome to the River Stour (Kent) Internal Drainage Board website. We are a public sector organisation responsible for flood
protection and land drainage in the River Stour (Kent) area. For general enquiries please contact the
office on 01227 462377 or 01227 784635. Alternatively, our email and postal address can be found in the Contact Section
of this website.
The River Stour (Kent) Internal Drainage Board is responsible to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(DEFRA). We work in partnership with local councils, the Environment Agency and other local partners to
reduce the risk of flooding to agricultural, residential and industrial land. We carry out an annual
programme of maintenance works to ensure water levels are kept at an appropriate and safe level.