500,000 to tackle North West flooding

Thursday, 5 April 2018

THE Loughs Agency have announced it will receive 500,000 of funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to carry out remedial works during 2018 on four river catchments affected by the flooding in August 2017.
The work will include redirecting watercourses back to the main river systems, erection of riparian fencing and buffer strips along the affected rivers, management of overhanging trees and revetment works.
Sharon McMahon, Designated Officer at Loughs Agency said: "The overall aim of this project is to repair and maintain the affected rivers mainly for fishery management purposes but it will also provide a positive effect on the economic, social and environmental area of the Foyle catchment. These works will stabilise river banks and reduce erosion and downstream deposition, ensuring that spawning and invertebrate habitats are safeguarded for the future.'


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