Flood Resilience News

  • Upper Calder flood risk reduction schemes

    Upper Calder flood risk reduction schemes 0

    18/06/2015 09:16:05

    Works are progressing, in partnership with the Environment Agency, on the Upper Calder flood risk reduction schemes.

    At the Shop Lock site, Todmorden, the works are nearing completion and at Bacup Road, Todmorden, drainage works are starting.

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  • Gale-force winds & torrential rain leave trail of destruction at Ripponden 31-03-15

    Gale-force winds & torrential rain leave trail of destruction at Ripponden 31-03-15 0

    15/04/2015 07:14:52

    As gusts of up to 78mph battered the district, onlookers watched in shock and amazement as flash floods swept up a parked car and slammed it into the front of a guest house.

    A flooding emergency was declared in Old Bank at Ripponden just after midnight when a culvert burst sending a 3ft torrent of water gushing down the road.

    Three cars were engulfed in the floodwater and firefighters from …

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  • Major risks emerge as Government cuts funding for flood defence maintenance

    Major risks emerge as Government cuts funding for flood defence maintenance 0

    15/04/2015 07:14:34

     

     

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    A total of one in six properties are at risk of flooding from coastal, river and surface water with a Commons committee today saying that a Government focus on announcing major projects has overlooked day to day maintenance costs.... …

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  • Flood resilience work begins

    Flood resilience work begins 0

    15/04/2015 07:14:14

    Work on the first phase of new a flood resilience scheme has began in the Calder Valley.

    The scheme, which started on Monday in Todmorden, is expected to improve more than 450 properties in the Upper Calder Valley.

    The Environment Agency is working alongside Calderdale Council, Yorkshire Water and the Canal and River Trust to deliver the series of projects that aims to reduce the risk of …

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  • Addressing future flooding

    Addressing future flooding 0

    15/04/2015 07:13:53

    Since the flooding in the upper Calder Valley during summer 2012, Calderdale Council has been working with partners, examining the causes and assessing what steps can be taken to minimise future floods.

    The Council has prepared a detailed Flood Recovery Plan [PDF file 1325KB].

    This plan identifies actions which the Council and other organisations may need to take to mitigate the effects …

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  • Flood risk management in Calderdale

    Flood risk management in Calderdale 0

    15/04/2015 07:13:21

    Under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Calderdale Council is a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and has responsibilities to co-ordinate flood management activities.

    Under those responsibilities, the Council is working with key external partners – including the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and the Canal & River Trust - to identify areas which are at risk of flooding, …

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