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Eastern Catchment-Based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study - Morell, Painestown, Slane and Kill River areas

Eastern Catchment-Based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study

Public Consultation on Draft Flood Hazard Maps for the Morell, Painestown, Slane, and Kill River areas

On Tuesday 16 April 2013 from 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm in the Training Room, Level 0, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, at the address below.

Public consultation on the draft flood hazard maps for the Morell, Painestown, Slane, and Kill River areas will take place from 3.00pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 16 April 2013 in the Training Room, Level 0, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, at the address below.  All are welcome.  The maps will be available for viewing and comment for a period of 2 weeks on www.eastcframstudy.ie

A national programme of Catchment-Based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Studies has beencommissioned by the Office of Public Works (OPW).   The CFRAM Studies are the principle vehicle for meeting the requirements of the EU Floods Directive and are in line with current National Flood Policy.  Complete background information on these national studies can be found on www.cfram.ie.  In brief, the CFRAM Studies programme has three principal milestones:
·    Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (completed March 2012)
·    Flood Hazard Maps (for finalisation 2014)
·    Flood Risk Management Plans (for finalisation 2016)

The OPW appointed engineering consultants, RPS, in May 2011, to undertake the Eastern Region CFRAM Study.  At the request of Kildare County Council, the OPW requested RPS to prioritise consideration and assessment of the Morrell Catchment within the overall time frame for the completion of the Flood Hazard Mapping stage of the CFRAM Programme, in order to allow Kildare County Council to utilise the outputs in a subsequent detailed feasibility study.   RPS has now completed a suite of work on the Morrell Catchment, comprising topographical surveys, hydraulic modelling and production of draft flood hazard mapping.

 

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