The Project


Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council in partnership with The Office of Public Works (OPW), have commissioned the River Camac Flood Alleviation Scheme to address flooding within the catchment of the Camac River.

Objectives and Project Need

The Overriding Purpose of the project is to enhance the flood defences of the River Camac to the standards of the EU Directive on the Assessment and Management of Flood Risk (Floods Directive 2007/60/EC) transposed into Irish Law as SI 122 of 2010.

The implications of climate change will be considered as part of the proposed flood defences and will take account of Environmental, Social and Health & Safety concerns.

The project will be following the following key stages or steps:

Camacfas Flowchart

The project is currently at STAGE 1 – In this Stage the project will look at establishing the flood risk within the catchment and develop a full understanding of the environment within the catchment. This will involve several surveys within the area and the construction of hydraulic computer models to identify the flooding. This will then allow the identification of possible flood alleviation options.

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