Draft Flood Maps are currently being produced by six Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Studies under the National CFRAM Programme.
The Programme is being undertaken by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to meet national flood policy needs and the requirements of the EU Floods Directive.
RPS, who are conducting the North Western – Neagh Bann CFRAM Study, on behalf of the OPW and with the support of Leitrim County Council and Cavan County Councils, have produced Draft Flood Maps for Ballinamore and Ballyconnell.
To provide an opportunity for all interested persons to view and comment on these maps, a Public Consultation Day will be held for the Ballinamore area at Ballinamore Library, Main Street, Ballinamore from 3pm to 7pm today (Wednesday, February 4) and the Ballyconnell area Public Consultation Day will be held at Ballyconnell Community Centre, Ballyconnell, also on February 4, from 3pm to 7pm.
Members of the North Western – Neagh Bann CFRAM Study project team will be available to discuss and explain the maps to all attending on the day and to collate any local flooding information.
The Draft Flood Maps will be on display on the date stated and will also be accessible on the Study website www.northwestcframstudy.ie from that date. Members of the public may provide observations, in person, on the Draft Flood Maps at the public consultation event and/or through the study website.
The Flood Maps, when finalised, are a vital step towards identifying potential measures for managing flood risks. They will also inform sustainable planning and assist the emergency response authorities with regard to responding effectively to flood events.
People are encouraged to come along and provide feedback on the draft plan maps.