River Dodder flood study to be shown

Public information days are to be held this week on the on the River Dodder flood study, hosted by Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council.

The Dodder starts in the Kippure Mountain flows throught countryside and then through urban areas including Tallaght, Rathfarnham, Rathgar, Milltown, Donnybrook, Ballsbridge, and Ringsend, where it meets the Liffey Estuary.

The city council notes that the river has overflowed its banks on numerous occasions causing damage to adjacent properties. It says on August 25 1986, flooding due to Hurricane Charlie damaged over 300 properties, and reservoir dams in the Dublin Mountains were within millimetres of being overtopped.

The open days are to be held on Wednesday June 30 from 3pm to 8pm at South Dublin County Council’s Tallaght Library, and at Dublin City Council’s main foyer at Wood Quay on Thursday July 1 from 3pm to 8pm.

The Dodder Flood Study project team are to be at hand on both days to take questions and comments from members of the public.
The River Dodder Catchment Flood Risk Assessment & Management Study is also available on Dublin City Council’s website.

IMAGE: Photo of Hurricane Charlie flooding at Ballsbridge, from the Dodder SEA Scoping Report, used the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations

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