Use Roads as Stand-by Rivers

The Times carried an interesting story on Saturday where it was reported that a civil engineer from Sheffield University argued for roads to be adapted to serve as stand-by rivers during flash floods. This is certainly an appropriate solution that could be used as one part of the flood prevention and protection work at Freuchie Mill.

Members of FFAG has been voicing this as a favoured and very plausible solution for some time now, so we’re gratified to learn we are in esteemed company with our thoughts. This solution doesn’t have the same flood water capacity handling issues as many of the other civil engineering designs put forward so far.

Thanks go to Terri of Freuchie Community Council for spotting this article and passing it along to us.

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