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Flood relief scheme welcomed

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 6:07pm

This week the Clonakilty flood refief scheme was finally confirmed by the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief.

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran yesterday received formal confirmation of the River Fealge (Clonakilty) Flood Relief Scheme from Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. It is part of the Government’s €430 million capital investment plan for flood mitigation initiatives. The Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme will compromise of fluvial storage upstream of the town and tidal defences such as tidal defence walls and tidal flood embankments.

The scheme will also include works to the bridges and the raising of roads.

Minister of State Kevin 'Boxer' Moran said: "Flooding has a devastating impact and can be long-lasting for communities and Clonakilty is no exception, having suffered serious flooding in the past. I am delighted that this confirmation will now enable my office to progress this major scheme of works. The scheme, when completed, will afford protection to 150 residential and 146 non-residential properties from the one in 100-year flood event,” Minister Moran concluded.

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