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Sunday 23 April 2017

Building a Shannon flood relief canal could avoid future chaos

Flooding in Athlone in December 2015. Photo: Fergal Phillips
Flooding in Athlone in December 2015. Photo: Fergal Phillips
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

This disastrous flood season is hopefully now coming to an end, but, regretfully, it leaves in its wake thousands of financially ruined people in all categories of life wondering how to recover from their plight and what their future holds for them.

This flooding also leaves in its wake thousands of acres of habitat destroyed by the effects of the lingering flood water, both terrestrial and aqueous, which will take many years of slow natural regeneration to rectify.

Every flooded area has its own specific causes for flooding and the remedy is to remove the flood water as quickly as possible. The big question is how to remove this flood water.

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