Eastern Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study

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A national programme of CFRAM Studies has being commissioned 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).

Camac and Poddle Catchments

Following the October 2011 flood event, the assessments of the Camac and Poddle catchments within the Eastern Catchment Study Area, were prioritised within the overall study timeframe in order to allow Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council to progress flood management works to address the significant health and safety issues associated with flooding in the catchments. A suite of work on the Camac and Poddle catchments, comprising topographical surveys, hydraulic modeling, production of draft flood mapping and the development of potential flood risk management scenarios have been completed. For more information please visit www.eastcframstudy.ie, or email info@eastcframstudy.ie.

Public Consultation on Draft Flood Maps and Potential Management Scenarios for the Camac and Poddle Catchments under the Eastern Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study

Public consultation days are taking place to present draft flood maps and potential flood risk management options for the Camac and Poddle catchments as part of the Eastern CFRAM Study.

  • 26 June 2013, Dolphin’s Barn Library, 1.00pm to 7.30pm

  • 27 June 2013, Dolphin’s Barn Library, 10.00am to 4.30pm

All are welcome to attend the open days to view and comment on the maps and the potential flood risk management scenarios and to discuss them with the study team. The materials will also be available for viewing and comment for a period of two weeks after the events at www.eastcframstudy.ie. The comments made and issues raised at the open days, and during the website consultation, will be taken on board by the study team in the preparation of final flood maps and preferred flood risk management options. Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council will then progress implementation of the preferred flood risk management options.

Please see information flyer for the public consultation days below.

Image of Michael Phillips City Engineer, President of Engineers Ireland 2012-2013, Minister Brian Hayes 

Michael Phillips, City Engineer, Dublin City Council and the President of Engineers Ireland 2012-2013, Minister Brian Hayes, Deputy Lord Mayor Maria Parodi, and Gerry O’Connell Engineer in Charge Flood Defence Unit, Dublin City Council at the launch of the Dodder CFRAM

For more information

Gerard O'Connell - Project Leader, Ph: 01 222 4302
E-mail: gerry.oconnell@dublincity.ie

Alan O'Regan - Admin.Support, Ph: 01 222 4804
E-mail: alan.oregan@dublincity.ie

Regional Projects & Emergency Management Section,
Floor 4, 68-70 Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8.

All relevant information is also available from the Eastern CFRAM Study website at http://www.eastcframstudy.ie/