Background Information



In 2012, to address flooding issues nationally, the Office of Public Works (OPW) commissioned and completed Catchment and Flood Risk Management (CFRAM) studies covering the entire country reviewing 300 flood-prone sites. An output of the flood study identified 118 at risk areas, including Ballybofey-Stranorlar, and the associated impacts of flooding. The plan also set out the measures and policies to be pursued in order to achieve the most cost effective and sustainable management of flood risk.

Following the launch of the CFRAM Study findings, as part of the Government’s National Development Plan 2018-2027, almost €1 billion was committed to investment into flood relief measures across the country.

Subsequent to this commitment, a steering group was established between the OPW and Donegal County Council to progress a flood relief scheme to alleviate the risk of flooding for community of Ballybofey-Stranorlar. In May 2021, ByrneLooby were appointed Engineering Consultants, and Environmental Consultants, to develop a scheme that is technically, socially, environmentally and socially acceptable.


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