River Shannon flood management meetings in Athlone

A series of public open days will take place in the Athlone area, to commence a consultative dialogue with those who are interested in the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study.

A series of public open days will take place in the Athlone area, to commence a consultative dialogue with those who are interested in the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study.

The events have been designed to seek local views on what should be considered when examining solutions for managing flood risk in the future. There have been a number of major floods across the Shannon area over a number of years with significant damage to crops, wildlife and infrastructure and the study will focus upon areas known to have experienced flooding in the past and areas that may be subject to flooding in the future. The study was commissioned in 2011 and is due for completion in 2015 with the publication of the Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP). The FRMPs will define the current and future risks of flooding in the Shannon area and set out how these risks will be managed. This will include measures in relation to flood protection, flood prevention and being prepared in the future.

The events will be held over two days in Athlone at the Radisson Blu on Friday April 27th at 5pm and at Athlone Shopping Centre on Saturday, April 28th at 10am.