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News Article 1 - Appointment of ByrneLooby as Main Consultant

Donegal County Council, in partnership with the Office of Public Works, has appointed Byrne Looby Water Services Partners  to undertake engineering and environmental consultancy services for three flood relief schemes in Ballybofey – Stranorlar, Buncrana - Luddan, and Ramelton.  These schemes are a key part of the overall flood risk management strategy set out in the National Development Plan 2018 – 2027. Link to Article


 

News Article No.2 - Newsletter No.1 September 2021

Donegal County Council, the Office of Public Works and ByrneLooby would like to inform the public of Newsletter No.1. Please click on the following link to access the newsletter.  Newsletter No.1 - September 2021

 

 

News Item No. 3 - Monthly Update September 2021

The scheme progressed steadily over September 2021 which saw the continuation of ecological survey works in Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Ecological Surveys:

ByrneLooby’s Ecologists were present in Ramelton towards the end of September 2021 to undertake a habitats and species walkover survey and an invasive species survey in the scheme area.

Other Surveys:

LiDAR and Culvert Condition survey is aimed to commence in October 2021. 

 

 

News Item No. 4 - November Update 2021

The Opening Public Consultation Event for Ramelton ended on the 22nd October 2021. Donegal County Council, OPW, and ByrneLooby-Arcadis would like to sincerely thank the public for their input to the public consultation which will greatly assist in the development of the scheme.

October 2021 saw the completion of the survey of culverts and large drains by Amelio in Ramelton.

A defence asset condition survey has been carried out of the existing flood defences in Ramelton e.g., wall along the quay. These include both formal and informal defences.

An aerial LiDAR survey is also planned once weather conditions are suitable.

 

 

News Item No. 5 - Newsletter No. 2 December 2021

Donegal County Council, the Office of Public Works and ByrneLooby would like to inform the public of Newsletter No. 2. Please click on the following link to access the newsletter.   Newsletter No. 2 - December 2021

 

 

 

 

 

News Item No.6 - January Update 2022

January saw the completion of culvert and large drain survey works by Amelio Group in Ramelton, Co. Donegal. Survey data has been received and this is currently being reviewed by the project team. This information will play a key role in progressing hydraulic modelling activities which is currently ongoing.

All engineering surveys have now been completed with the exception of the Lidar survey which is waiting on suitable weather.

The final environmental constraints study report will be completed in February. This report will identify the key environmental issues associated with the development of a Flood Relief Scheme in Ramelton.

Tender documentation is being prepared for site investigation works at Ramelton quay wall.

The invasive species management plan has been finalised following the completion of the invasive species surveys. An invasive species treatment contract will be put in place for 2022 to follow on from the treatment carried out in 2021.

 

 

News Item No.7 - Newsletter No. 3 March 2022

Donegal County Council, the Office of Public Works and ByrneLooby would like to inform the public of Newsletter No.3. 

Please click on the following link to access the newsletter. 

Newsletter No.3 - March 2022

 

 

 

News Item No.8 - April Update 2022

The LiDAR survey was completed for Ramelton. The project team have completed a quality check on the data received and have begun incorporating it into the hydraulic model as part of the 2D model build.

The project team, in coordination with Donegal County Council are in the process of appointing third-party environmental specialists to carry out surveys for the following:

  • Air quality
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Landscape and Visual
  • Wintering Birds
  • Noise & Vibration
  • Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

The invasive species treatment tender documents were issued through supplygov.ie for procurement. Donegal County Council are to appoint the preferred Contractor in May 2022.

APEM have been appointed to carry out the installation and monitoring of the tidal gauges in Lough Swilly. This hydrometric survey data will play a key role in progressing the coastal modelling for Ramelton.

Mapping of the catchment for the assessment of the potential of natural water retention measures has commenced.

 

 

News Item No.9 - May Update 2022

The project team, in coordination with Donegal County Council have appointed all third-party environmental specialists to carry out the required specialist surveys.

Donegal County Council are finalising the appointment of the chosen Contractor to carry out Invasive Species Treatment.

The hydrometric surveys are progressing. A total of 4no. tidal gauges were installed in May 2022 by APEM at four locations around Lough Swilly. This data will be key to informing the coastal modelling for Ramelton.

Hydraulic modelling of the River Leannan and its tributaries is ongoing.

Draft runoff reduction maps have been completed for the assessment of the potential of natural water retention measures.

 

 

 

News Item No.10 - Newsletter No. 4 June 2022

Donegal County Council, the Office of Public Works and ByrneLooby would like to inform the public of Newsletter No.4. 

Please click on the following link to access the newsletter. 

Newsletter No.4 June 2022

 

 

 

 

News Item No.11 - August Update 2022

The project team have received three sets of hydrometric survey data from gauges recording tidal levels around Lough Swilly covering the period of May to July 2022. This data will be key to understanding coastal risk in Ramelton, Buncrana and Luddan.

The specialist third-party environmental surveys have commenced – including Aquatic Ecology Surveys and Bat Surveys.

Donegal County Council have finalised the appointment of the Invasive Species Treatment Contractor. The treatment for Himalayan Baslam is completed with locations for treatment of Japanese Knotweed to be progressed in the month of September 2022.

Hydraulic modelling of the River Leannan, Ramelton and Newmill watercourses are ongoing

 

 

 

News Item No.12 - Newsletter No. 5 September 2022

Donegal County Council, the Office of Public Works and ByrneLooby would like to inform the public of Newsletter No.5. 

Please click on the following link to access the newsletter. 

Newsletter No.5 September 2022

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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