PROBLEMS IN CLONAKILTY SOUTH
S1. LADY’S CROSS, DUNNES STORES, THE MILES
Problem: Meeting of streams and water from developments resulting in water flowing into town. There is inadequate drainage and diversion of surface water away from town.;
Solution: Divert part of River Feale to run to marsh at Cloheen Strand / Whites Marsh ( which is already OPW property)
S2. MEETING OF PARK ROAD/YOUGHALS/LAMB STREET/ JIM HURLEY TERRACE
Problem: Surface water from Cloheen East flowing onto bypass through Lamb Street onto Connolly Street, Rossa Street and Casement Street which results in the flooding of Connolly Street, Casement Street and Clark Street
Solution: A. Run a storm drain from underneath Clonakilty Lodge through agricultural land to meet the bay at the sewerage plant
B. Run a pipe from Cloheen East to Whites marsh
S3. KENT STREET, ROSSA STREET, CONNOLLY STREET
Problem: Low lying streets without adequate drainage. Suffers flooding from hotspot 2 and from the river bursting its banks on Kent Street
Solution: A. An emergency storm drain needs to be laid going through in Hartes Courtyard and then left into river. Estimated distance of pipe is 40 meters.
B. The emergency reconstruction of the wall in Kent Street is necessary
C. Rebuilding of the temporary wall in the car park that collapsed in the flood of June 28th to be considered.
D. All damaged bridges and drains to be accessed, enlarged and repaired as necessary
S4. WATERFRONT, EUROSPAR
A. Another emergency storm drain needs to be laid to take water to bay side of Clark Street Bridge.
B. Construction of a tidal barrage
S5. RICHY’S, ONEILL SPORTS – JUNCTION OF ASH STREET, WOLFE TONE STREET AND CLARK STREET
Problem: Water from community college, Ash Street, and James P O’Regan road floods this area which is also susceptible to tidal flooding and has inadequate drains
Solution: Storm drain with pipe running adjacent to An Sugan and entering the bay on the bypass road and fitted with a non return valve.
S6. TOBAIRIN ROAD
Problem: Major surface water flowing down Old Timoleague Road/ Tobairin Road flooding Fax Bridge area
Solution: New storm drain with pipe through agricultural land through to the bay; this solution can also be linked into a drain on Convent Road
S7. CLONAKILTY BAY
Problem: The culmination of heavy rain, south east winds and high tides has historically caused Clonakilty to flood.
Solution: The erection of a flood barrage at Gilman’s Point (the narrowest part of the bay). Planning permission was sought and granted for this project but it did not go ahead.
PROBLEMS IN CLONAKILTY NORTH
N1. GAA PITCH
Problem: Flood plains have been built on and excess water is going into river Feale which is bursting its banks at Dunnes Stores and from there flowing via Western Road and flooding the town centre.
A. Allowing flood plains and farmland adjacent to the river to flood and arranging compensation for farmers. Creating holding ponds adjacent to Dunnes Stores.
B. Divert the river to Whites Marsh
N2. TAWNIES LOWER
Problem: Excess surface water flowing down hill from developments is culminating in flooding at the oil depot area on Western Road.
Solution: Build a storm drain at the junction of graveyard car park to holding ponds via river.
N3. TAWNIES LOWER, BARRACK HILL, OLD CHAPEL LANE, MCCURTAIN HILL
Problem: Water from higher ground flowing down McCurtain Hill, Old Chapel Lane and Patrick’s Street Hill onto Main Street ( Pearse Street)
Solution: Storm drain at the top of Patrick’s Street Hill going across Old Chapel Lane meeting drain on McCurtain Hill going to Community College at the back of Strand Road and entering the bay at Faxbridge. This would alleviate flooding on the Pearse Street /Strand Road area.
The flood committee of the Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to invite the representatives of the Office of Public Works to visit the sites included in this presentation.
Reponses please to Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce.