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Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme

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Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme

Timeframe:Ongoing
Lead Dept(s):Environment, Water and Climate Change
Indicators:Project Completed

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The River Poddle flows from its source near the Technological University Tallaght to the outfall to the River Liffey at Wellington Quay, traversing the heavily urbanised areas of Templeogue, Kimmage, Harold's Cross, Crumlin and Temple Bar. The river has on numerous occasions overflowed its banks at a number of locations; most recently in the severe flood of October 2011, resulting in risk to human life as well as significant damage to properties and surrounding areas.

South Dublin County Council (SDCC), Dublin County Council (DCC) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) seek to prevent reoccurrences of such flood events and the associated disruption and turmoil inflicted on local communities through the provision of flood relief measures to alleviate the risk posed by the River Poddle.

The Scheme is currently with An Bord Pleanala.

Please visit www.poddlefas.ie/ for more information.