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Ballinasloe flood alleviation plans to be published today

Feb 9, 2022 07:02 By Shannonside News
Ballinasloe flood alleviation plans to be published today Ballinasloe flood alleviation plans to be published today
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Ballinasloe has been hit with two severe flooding events in the last 15 years.

Long awaited plans to alleviate flooding in Ballinasloe will be made public later today.

Consultants will reveal their solutions to resolve issues with the Rivers Suck and Deepark River after a two year long CFRAM process.

Residents of Ballinasloe were affected by two significant flood events in the last 13 years - November 2009 and the winter of 2015/ and into 2016.

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As part of efforts to tackle the issue, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has recognised the high levels of existing flood risk in Ballinasloe and have carried out a Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study for the catchment, as part of a national CFRAM programme.

Consultants Arup were hired to assess, develop and design a viable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable flood relief scheme for Ballinasloe

Today a consultation event at which the emerging potential options for the proposed scheme will be presented and the public can access the information online in a Virtual Consultation Portal from today until the 23rd of this month

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Hardcopies of the consultation material will also be available to view at Ballinasloe's Civic Offices and Public Library from 9th February.

Its hoped that a final decision on the scheme will be made by the summer before the planning process gets underway by year end.

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