£1.6m flood repairs progress

£1.6m flood repairs progress

£1.6m flood repairs progress

As part of a £1.6m flood damage repair scheme, tonnes of rock and stone are being moved into place in Doncaster in a bid to protect homes and businesses from flooding after a landslip last year.

Serious damage was inflicted during the floods in November, leaving a 40 mile stretch of a Doncaster river bank at risk, and forcing many residents to leave their homes.

The area affected lies between the River Don and the South Yorkshire Navigation canal at Mile Thorn, Wheatley Park.

If left unrepaired, the Environment Agency fear that the whole river bank could be at risk of destabilising.

£1.6m flood repairs progress £1.6m flood repairs progress

The works are part of a £32m package of repair and improvement works being carried out by the Environment Agency to fix similar issues across Yorkshire.

Tony Hartley, from the Environment Agency, said:

“This work is a significant repair job in difficult conditions, which will help strengthen this flood defence bank and reduce the risk of flooding to the local area.

“We’re making good progress and we’re working within strict Government guidelines to carry out this work safely.”

The work is expected to be completed by next month.

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