Shannon report proposes €5.9m expenditure on flood defences for Athlone

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Robert Grace and Tríona Doherty

The draft Shannon Flood Risk Management Plan was published last Friday (July 15) and has recommended expenditure totaling a little more €5.9 million on flood defences for Athlone.

The report investigated two viable options in terms of flood defences. The first option considered the construction of 2.03km in flood defence walls, 1.48km of new embankment, and 16m of floodgates.


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