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Flood meetings

From Anthony Rae

Friday, 15 April 2016

On the Calder Valley Floods homepage, there are details of two forthcoming meetings. This Saturday 16th (10-12 noon, Calder High School Mytholmroyd) the Environment Agency will explain where they are up to in developing their Catchment wide flood plan, and answer questions; and then on Monday (6-8pm, Todmorden Town Hall) the Calderdale Flood Commission will present their draft conclusions and invite comment.

And there is a new EA newsletter: Flood Risk Management - Our work in Calderdale, current situation April 2016. What that says about a
Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme is: 'The outline business case is expected to be completed by early 2017 with construction starting in summer 2017. At this stage, we would anticipate the construction taking 12 – 18 months, with a completion date of winter 2018.'

About a wider Catchment Plan it says this: 'Work has already commenced on scoping this plan which will be completed by October 2016. The plan will consider many issues including land use and the use of reservoirs in the upper valley. One expected output is a Calder Catchment Project, a programme of natural flood management and flood resilience measures throughout the valley, to complement the programme of more traditional flood alleviation schemes.'