Ballinasloe has a long history of flooding from the River Suck, Deerpark River and other local tributaries. In recent times, significant flooding occurred in November 2009 and during winter 2015/2016. 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. The Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Management Plan (www.floodinfo.ie/) was finalised in May 2018, and this study recommended the development of a flood relief scheme for Ballinasloe.
OPW in partnership with Galway County Council have now appointed Arup in conjunction with Hydro-Environmental Ltd. to assess, develop and design a viable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable flood relief scheme for Ballinasloe. Ryan Hanley Ltd. has also been appointed to undertake the environmental appraisals for the scheme.
This website has been set up to provide information to members of the public and to keep you informed of the project's progress.
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