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Issue no. 7 | Winter / Spring 2016

Our Town Our River www.bray.ie

Latest News about the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme Hello and welcome to the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme Newsletter for Winter/Spring 2016. This newsletter is to provide a brief outline of the progress made to date and to detail the ongoing works on the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme. Public Information Evening We would like to thank everybody who attended the Public Information Evening in December. It was very well attended and provided a good opportunity to meet people, explain the upcoming works and to address any queries and concerns raised. Damage arising from Storm conditions in December 2015 Late December saw significant flooding around the country with Storm Desmond. The flood defence structures put in place along the River Dargle to date contained the water within the channel. There was a minor breach to the portion of the old existing river wall (c.15m) at the Upper Dargle Road adjacent to the Bridge and scouring to the riverbed. This was in an area where flood defence works remain to be carried out. Following discussions with Inland Fisheries Ireland, Wicklow County Council applied to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for a derogation licence to facilitate emergency remedial works to repair and prevent further scouring at the base of the wall. These remedial works were completed on 26th January. The flood defence works in this area (Lower Dargle Road/Bray Bridge), including the construction of the boardwalk linking into People’s Park, are due to commence in May 2016.

Flood Remediation Works at Bray Bridge.

Latest News about the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme Issue no. 7 | Winter / Spring 2016  

Read the latest news about the River Dargle Flood Protection Scheme.

Latest News about the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme Issue no. 7 | Winter / Spring 2016  

Read the latest news about the River Dargle Flood Protection Scheme.

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