Cork Flood Defences

Pitcairn

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Flood defences plans for Cork are on display in City Hall. Worth a visit if you're nearby or can be viewed online at http://www.lowerleefrs.ie/.
Most of it is common sense stuff. Quay walls on Morrison's Island, a better flood forecasting system, changing how much water can be released from the Dam. However some interesting options include raising the footbridge at Cornmarket Street and the one by the Mercy to allow more water flow under them.

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Report started in 2004 and construction to commence in late 2015 (translate sometime from 2016 onwards).
A perfect illustration of how Cork is being treated.
How long did it take for the Dodder scheme to go ahead once Bertie was pictured in his wellies in the middle of the flood waters?
 
Some nutjob named "polly magee" on peeeeejay now organising a protest against proposed flood defences.

She is proposing
More wetlands
Plant forests etc
Use weather predictions to control dam releases.

She is talking shite.

We are a costal river city.
A bad storm combined with a high tide fucks us up everytime.

All the leftist well intentioned bs cant save us against this.

Build the walls!!!
 
I would reckon that woman is nothing more than an attention seeker. The city badly needs flood defences. Where was she during the nasty floods of the past ten years and why is she only speaking out now?
 
They are already using weather predictions to control dam releases. Those protesters should inform themselves on the facts before they start protesting against something they seem to know very little about.
 
I would reckon that woman is nothing more than an attention seeker. The city badly needs flood defences. Where was she during the nasty floods of the past ten years and why is she only speaking out now?

She is an architect practising here in cork. She is easily found the internet.
 
They are already using weather predictions to control dam releases. Those protesters should inform themselves on the facts before they start protesting against something they seem to know very little about.

Yes, imagine, the audacity of these pesky objectors. How dare they oppose such a wonderful project.

Perhaps read the content of the objections. The flood proposals are overwhelmingly an engineering-based solution that is way over the top (literally) and which will have a seriously negative impact in the city centre. Many cities that experience flooding avoid the need for cheap and nasty culverting schemes. This is old fashioned heavy engineering. What's the point in solving one problem by creating another.

btw, your jibe about the contract is childish
 
Some nutjob named "polly magee" on peeeeejay now organising a protest against proposed flood defences.

She is proposing
More wetlands
Plant forests etc
Use weather predictions to control dam releases.

She is talking shite.

We are a costal river city.
A bad storm combined with a high tide fucks us up everytime.

All the leftist well intentioned bs cant save us against this.

Build the walls!!!

Yeah, because all of the non-engineering method mentioned above are never ever used anywhere. Do some research: try looking at the Netherlands. Would they accept such a cheap and nasty solution for their cities. Not a chance.
 
Yeah, because all of the non-engineering method mentioned above are never ever used anywhere. Do some research: try looking at the Netherlands. Would they accept such a cheap and nasty solution for their cities. Not a chance.

Holland was created by science and engineering brah.

From the dykes to keep the water out to the windmills to pump the water out.


What do you make of the glanmire flood relief scheme?
 
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