Q: How has the scheme been funded?
A: The OPW is providing funding for the initial phases of the project (feasibility and initial design) and will also fund construction works when planning permission has been granted.
Q: What is the purpose of the scheme?
A: The scheme will improve the standard of flood protection for Deansgrange to protect against the 1 in 100 year fluvial (river) flood.
Q: Is there anything planned for other parts of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County?
A: The OPW commissioned a series of Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Studies, including the Eastern CFRAM. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are also progressing a Flood Relief Scheme for the Carrickmines / Shanganagh / Loughlinstown Rivers through a separate project and brief.
In addition to the Deansgrange and Carrickmines / Shanganagh / Loughlinstown schemes, the Eastern CFRAM Study resulted in the publication of a Flood Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRMP) which outlined flood management measures for other towns. More information on the CFRAM Studies can be found on the project website http://www.floodinfo.ie/ .
Q: Will the scheme increase the risk of flooding in other places?
A: No, this will be a key consideration in our design. We will consider the impacts on the Deansgrange catchment as a whole, rather than focusing on the places that are predicted to flood, to ensure that any works completed as part of this a scheme do not increase the flood risk to surrounding lands.
Q: Am I at risk of flooding?
A: You can look at the flood maps on the OPW’s CFRAM website to see the flood extents for Deansgrange and other towns within the CFRAM study area http://www.floodinfo.ie/ .
Q: Who can help?
A: The OPW provides advice for people whose properties and businesses are at risk of flooding. For more information, and to help you prepare, click here (link to https://www.opw.ie/en/floodriskmanagement/)
Q: How can I find out more about the study?
A: We will be keeping this website updated with the latest news and details of forthcoming public consultation events. You can also use the 'Contact us' page to ask a question or provide feedback, or register to be emailed with project updates.