Draft flood maps have been produced for this location as part of the CFRAM programme and members of the South East CFRAM Study project team will be available at each event to discuss and explain the maps and to collate any local flooding information.
The National Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme is currently producing draft flood maps. The Programme is being undertaken by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to meet national policy needs and the requirements of the EU 'Floods' Directive.
It involves a comprehensive flood risk assessment focused on 300 areas of potentially significant flood risk, and the development of long-term, sustainable plans to reduce and manage flood risk.
Work on the draft flood maps has involved extensive surveying and analysis of river flows and the development of computer models to determine how flooding occurs. Based on this work, a range of draft flood maps has been produced. More information on the Programme is available on www.cfram.ie
Flood risk areas
The flood maps are a vital step towards identifying potential solutions to reduce and manage the flood risk, but they are also important for other reasons:
- The flood maps will inform sustainable planning, to help ensure that we avoid building in flood prone areas into the future
- The maps will inform the emergency response authorities to help ensure an effective response to reduce damage during flood events
- Local residents and businesses will be able to determine if they are at risk from flooding, and if so, to be able to prepare for flood events. Practical advice on preparing for flood events is provided on http://www.flooding.ie/
The draft maps have been developed using state-of-the-art technology and make use of all available information. However, local residents and businesses may have some information or knowledge that can further improve the flood maps. The OPW wants to give people the opportunity to comment on the draft flood maps before they are finalised.
Further days for other locations deemed to be at risk of flooding, will be held in due course and the list will be updated accordingly. Please come along on the day, view the draft maps and provide any comments you may have on them. You can make a formal submission on the maps at the public consultation and on the individual study websites, which are accessible via http://www.cfram.ie/
The CFRAM project teams and OPW will consider all submissions made.
- Date: Tuesday 16th December 2014
- Open to Public: 2.00pm - 7.30pm
- Venue: Carnegie Library, Ballyduff Upper