Our Flood Alleviation Schemes - Lhanbryde

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Lhanbryde Flood Alleviation scheme was the first in the series of five schemes completed by us. With construction starting in April 2004 and a budget of £2.6 million, it was completed in September 2005.

Since then, the scheme has protected many residential and commercial properties from flooding in 2007, 2009 and 2014, saving an estimated £3.9 million in potential flood damages.

The scheme consists of:

  • A storage reservoir at Scotsburn, upstream of the village
  • Local channel improvement works through the village to stabilise the channel, improve conveyance and maintain defences

This flood alleviation scheme is designed to provide a 1 in 100 year return period standard of protection to the village, plus an allowance for climate change.

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