The Whitechurch Stream in Rathfarnham is one of the main tributaries of the River Dodder. Rising in the Dublin Mountains it flows down through Marley Park to St Enda's Park onto the Owendoher River and then into the River Dodder.
The Whitechurch Stream was identified under the Dodder Catchment Based Flood Risk Assessment and Management as being liable to flooding during a one in one-hundred-year flood event - putting homes, businesses and lives at risk.
The €2 million investment will protect over 170 properties including 150 homes and up to 20 businesses.
The Whitechurch Flood Alleviation Scheme is being delivered by South Dublin County Council and the Office of Public Works and is currently making its way through the planning process. Please visit www.whitechurchfas.ie for more information.