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Marlfield Flood Alleviation Scheme Faces Delays and Tough Choices

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Marlfield Flood Alleviation Scheme Faces Delays and Tough Choices

Marlfield Flood Alleviation Scheme Faces Delays and Tough Choices
February 09
10:59 2024

The Marlfield Flood Alleviation Scheme in Clonmel is facing delays, pushing the construction start to mid-2026. Michael Scully, a civil engineer, cites project intricacies and the absence of a specialized panel in Ireland for dam-related projects as the main causes. The complexity requires collaboration with Nicholas O’Dwyer Consultants, unlike the UK system, contributing to the slowdown.

The project aims to enhance flood resilience in Marlfield Village, centred around a 250-year-old dam. The Council is deciding between building a new dam or restoring the lake to its original state. Public consultation in February will precede finalizing the strategy by summer, with interim measures, like a new pipe installation, being implemented.

Financial support from the Office of Public Works is secured to address a 100-year flood event, but concerns linger about the project’s impact on the lake’s aesthetics and regional tourism. Stakeholders are vigilant, acknowledging the need for a delicate balance between progress and preserving the area’s natural charm.

Source: BNN

Image Source: MARLFIELD LAKE FLOOD RELIEF SCHEME

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