Go-ahead for flood works?

By Martin Neville

Sunday, July 6, 2014

 

THE findings of a flood investigation report following the severe winter storms which battered the Island will go before the Isle of Wight Council’s executive tomorrow (Monday).

A report recommends the authority proceeds with a number of budgeted schemes to tackle flooding, including culvert, gully and ditch clearing work at Alverstone, Carisbrooke and Ryde, ditch investigations at Brading and a surface water management plan for Ryde.

Councillors are also being recommended to investigate possible funding for other projects, including Undercliff Drive, Totland sea wall and additional drainage work at Cemetery Road, Binstead, and to prioritise work.

The report says winter rainfall levels were 200 per cent above average, resulting in 360 Island homes being affected by flooding.

It concludes: "While no-one can completely prepare for the type of rainfall, our findings show there are factors which exacerbated the flooding.

"These include lack of water bank maintenance and some loss of important land drainage."

Other contributory factors included weed and plant growth in ditches and the infilling of local ditches.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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