Lower Lee (Cork City) Flood Relief Scheme

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Project Programme

The project will comprise five stages, as set out below:

Stage I Development of a number of flood defence options and the identification of a preferred Scheme, and the design of a Flood Forecasting System Complete by End 2016
Stage II Public Exhibition of Scheme Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Stage III Detailed Design, Confirmation and Tender Complete by End 2017
Stages IV and V Construction and Handover of the Works Commence by Early 2018

The Key Public Consultation Dates are as follows:

Public Consultation Day No. 1: Constraints Stage 17th July 2013 (now complete)
Public Consultation Day No. 2 Emerging Preferred Option 29th July 2014
Public Consultation Day No. 3 Statutory Exhibition of Scheme 12th December 2016 to 20th January 2017
Latest date for submissions to be received 7th April 2017

The main elements of each stage are described below

Stage I - Scheme Development


Stage II - Public Exhibition


Stage III - Detailed Design, Confirmation and Tender


Stages IV and V - Construction and Handover of the Works

 

Study Area

The study area consists of:

All areas potentially prone to flooding from the River Lee downstream of Inniscarra dam to the discharge of the River Lee into Cork Harbour adjacent to Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Tributaries prone to flooding due to a backwater effect from the River Lee are also included.

Additional areas where works may potentially be carried out to assist with provision of flood relief measures in the areas described above.


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