€76,500 for Co. Roscommon flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

In Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €76,500 for flood works in South Roscommon and south of Carrick on Shannon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed.

“The funding for minor flood mitigation at Mountcampbell, Jamestown-Drumsna; & Correenbeg, Oldtown, Athlone will see works performed at both locations in the coming weeks as practical steps to help solve the threat of flooding the areas concerned.” stated Minister Naughten.

The works at Mountcampbell involve tree removal from the bank of the river and works at Correenbeg will improve the flow of water through a culvert.

The works will help to address the flooding of homes and property which occurred during winter 2015/16 and is on foot of detailed work performed by a team of dedicated staff at Roscommon County Council. This involved inspecting the situation on the ground during the flooding itself, followed by the collection of flood data and design work on potential solutions which were then presented to the Office of Public Works for funding.

“Works have already commenced at some locations and all works will be completed in the coming months. These are practical steps which it is hoped will solve the threat of flooding to homes in the areas concerned,” stated Minister Naughten.

“I want to thank Minister Sean Canney for his assistance in progressing these projects and I look forward to his assistance in addressing other flooding problems throughout Roscommon and Galway,” concluded Denis Naughten.

Approved funding to Roscommon County Council

Project Location Details Approved Funding
Mountcampbell, Jamestown/Drumsna Remove trees from river & remove all timber debris below high water contour (approx. 10m) from river bank for a length of 700m €40,500
Remove existing 2 x 900mm diameter pipe culverts & replace with 1 no. 1500 x 1800 box culvert, remove existing 2 x 900mm pipe culverts at “Cish” & replace with 2 x 1200mm diameter pipe culverts €36,000

* 900mm diameter pipes to be used where possible in discharging flood waters as the smaller pipes (450mm diameter) have a greater propensity to block up.