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Horncastle Flood Alleviation Scheme update

Horncastle Flood Alleviation Scheme update

Following the heavy rainfall at the weekend, the Horncastle Flood Alleviation scheme came into action and prevented the River Bain and Waring from overflowing.

Please see below the update from the Environment Agency:

Louth and Horncastle Project Board Update Apr 2018

 

Regarding Ings Drain. This is an Internal Drainage Board (IDB) asset. The IDB state that the pumps operated as expected. We understand that the relatively high intensity of rainfall caused the capacity of the pumps to be exceeded for a short period causing localised flooding of grassland.

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