Flood Resilience News

  • New river forecasting in Calderdale - 24th November 2017

    New river forecasting in Calderdale - 24th November 2017 0

    24/11/2017 14:47:57

    A new service which allows people to get forecasts for river levels to help them manage their risk of flooding is available in the Calder Valley.

    It is being provided by the Environment Agency on the website Gov.UK and shows a 36 hour forecast alongside observed data for the past five days for the River Calder at Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge. The aim is to …

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  • People of Mytholmroyd can vote on design of flood wall - 24th November 2017

    People of Mytholmroyd can vote on design of flood wall - 24th November 2017 0

    04/12/2017 09:08:56

    People living in Mytholmroyd are being urged to vote on which wall finish they would prefer as part of the new £30m flood alleviation scheme in their village.

    Information leaflets about the consultation on the section of wall on the Burnley Road between Caldene Avenue Bridge and Whitehouses are being delivered to around 2,000 households with a voting slip they can use to choose …

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  • Six more flood schemes have been given the go ahead in Calderdale - 13 November 2017

    Six more flood schemes have been given the go ahead in Calderdale - 13 November 2017 0

    13/11/2017 14:53:25

    Six more schemes to help reduce the risk of flooding were given the green light by Calderdale Flood Partnership Board this week to be delivered at a cost of £2m. Board members also agreed nine further sites in Calderdale will continue to be developed.

    They are all part of the second programme of Flood Risk Reduction Schemes (FRRS2) carried out by the Environment Agency and Calderdale …

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  • Have your say on Eye on Calderdale

    Have your say on Eye on Calderdale 0

    07/11/2017 16:43:58

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on Calderdale’s community website which helps people before, during and after a flood.

    Eye on Calderdale (www.eyeoncalderdale.com) gives the latest information on flooding, weather warnings and traffic disruption in Calderdale, as well as advice on being prepared and updates on flood …

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  • Pupils and a local business play their part in preparing for Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme - 3 November 2017

    Pupils and a local business play their part in preparing for Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme - 3 November 2017 0

    02/11/2017 15:53:37

    Children at two primary schools are creating drawings and poems to decorate the temporary wall in Mytholmroyd which has been built until a permanent one can be constructed to help protect homes from flooding.

    Pupils from Scout Road and Burnley Road Academy are putting their creative talent to good use to brighten up the wall in the centre of the village.

    A series of plans for work to be …

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  • Reducing the flood risk in Brighouse

    Reducing the flood risk in Brighouse 0

    01/11/2017 12:45:03

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    The risk of flooding in Brighouse and the lower valley is being considered as part of the development of a Brighouse flood alleviation scheme.

    The flooding on Boxing Day 2015 was the most extensive Brighouse has ever experienced. Both the River Calder and Clifton Beck flooded and surface water issues were also experienced in a number of areas. …

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  • Pioneering plans for reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley are launched

    Pioneering plans for reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley are launched 0

    27/10/2017 16:11:15

    Press release from Yorkshire Water

    An ambitious and innovative pilot to reduce flooding in Calderdale has been launched today with the help of local MPs Craig Whittaker and Holly Lynch. The first of up to 200,000 trees have been planted as one of a series of measures planned that will help slow the flow of flood water in the Calder Valley. As well as the trees, a wide range of initiatives such …

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  • Update on Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme - Bulletin No2

    Update on Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme - Bulletin No2 0

    27/10/2017 12:38:48

     

    Please see link here for Mytholmroyd Information Bulletin No.2

    If you would like to receive future Bulletins by email, please let us know by emailing mytholmroydFAS@environment-agency.gov.uk.

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  • Responding to surface flooding issues

    Responding to surface flooding issues 0

    24/10/2017 09:39:29

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Calderdale Council is continuing the clean up after the period of intense rain and strong wind caused surface flooding in Calderdale on Saturday 21 October.

     

    The Environment Agency issued 14 flood warnings on Saturday evening for the River Calder across both the Upper and Lower Calder valleys. A number of localised surface flooding problems …

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  • Update on weather, flood warnings and clean up

    Update on weather, flood warnings and clean up 0

    22/10/2017 10:01:59

    The latest picture regarding the weather is that light showers will continue until early afternoon but that this will have no impact on river levels which are receding slowly and no significant surface water flooding is expected.

    The Environment Agency is keeping the current Flood Warnings in place as a precaution but these will come down later in the day and they are not expecting any issues …

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