Detailed designs have already been developed for schemes at flooding hotspots in Eglinton and Drumahoe however are being re-evaluated to take account of the newest inundations in July.
Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd stated the overview course of is predicted to be accomplished by the top of this calendar 12 months.
Mr. O’Dowd stated: “My Division is creating various flood alleviation proposals for the North West. Proposed schemes for Drumahoe and Eglinton have been progressed to detailed design.
“Nonetheless, the event of those proposals are complicated and have required re-evaluation to find out if a viable answer will be discovered.
“This re-evaluation continues and also will now embrace a overview of the current flooding to make sure that any proposals could be efficient.
“It’s hoped this re-evaluation can be accomplished by the top of 2022. Topic to the identification of a viable proposal the detailed design can be additional developed, together with the environmental affect evaluation, and I’ve requested my officers to progress this work as shortly as doable.”
“An additional flood alleviation scheme is at the moment proposed for the Derry Metropolis space, primarily specializing in tidal flood threat. It’s meant this challenge will progress to design within the coming months,” the minister revealed.
The DfI report final 12 months famous: “Londonderry has no formal sea defences, nonetheless, banks/quays act as a type of tidal defence that gives restricted safety to low-lying areas of town. These might overtop in additional extreme flood occasions, though tidal flood threat is far decrease total than mixed fluvial and floor water flood threat and the usual of safety they provide is unknown.”
There may be additionally examine for long run safety measures in Strabane.
“A feasibility examine for Strabane can also be on-going, which is able to assess the present flood defences inside Strabane,” stated Mr. O’Dowd.
Works to assemble a brief time period flood alleviation scheme at Ballycolman are because of begin this month.
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