Good news for flood victims
Good news to the ears of Arklow’s anxious flood victims is confirmation that debris and fallen trees are to be removed from the river leading into the seaside town.
Action to clear the river of such debris and trees has long been sought by the local Flood Action Committee as one of the temporary measures needed to abate the threat of flooding while Arklow awaits implemetation of a major flood prevention scheme.
A meeting of Arklow’s Flood Action Committee recently attended by up to 70 victims of flooding over the last two years, heard that the reason given for debris not being removed from the river was because the Eastern Fisheries Board objected on the grounds it would interfers with fish spawning.
It has been learned this week that the Fisheries body has now given permission for debris to be removed from the river and Wicklow County Council will be moving in the next two weeks to have this carried out from the bypass bridge down to the nineteen arches bridge in Arklow.