FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT ONGOING FOR MONAGHAN, CARRICK, BALLYBAY AND INNISKEEN

8 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

An outline of the process underway to develop plans to manage flood risk in the Monaghan Town, Carrickmacross, Ballybay and Inniskeen areas was provided to the December meeting of Monaghan Co Council.

The information was circulated in response to a question submitted by Fianna Fáil councillor Robbie Gallagher.

Colr Gallagher referred to work taking place under the CFRAM (Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management) study to identify areas of flooding in the county, and asked when they could expect the affected areas to be addressed.

The written response to Colr Gallagher’s question stated:

“The CFRAM study for the North West and Neagh Bann (NWNB) River Basin Districts is progressing in line with the original plans to develop Flood Risk Management Plans for key flood risk areas across the country.“There were four areas identified as Areas for Further Assessment (AFAs) in Co Monaghan, which are Monaghan Town, Carrickmacross, Ballybay and Inniskeen.

“These four areas are being assessed as part of the national CFRAM study programme and the following is an update of progress and future work:

  • The Draft Flood Risk Maps for the four AFAs of Monaghan Town, Carrickmacross, Ballybay and Inniskeen are available for inspection from November 20 2015 to December 23 2015 at the Planning Section Monaghan Co Council Office, Carrickmacross Civic Offices and Ballybay-Clones Municipal District Office. They are also available for inspection online at http://maps.opw.ie/flood draftmap consult/…

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