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    The Cork flood relief scheme has been published (not online as of yet), The proposals will be on display for six weeks until the 20th January, 2016 with comments being accepted from the public until the 17th February. It will be the largest such flood relief project in the country with a price tag of €140 million. The aim is to have the first part of the Scheme advanced to construction in 2017 as part of a Public Realm project being undertaken by Cork City Council which is working closely with the OPW in progressing the Scheme. The rest of the Scheme would be advanced by the OPW on a phased basis, starting in 2018 and would be completed over the following years. Its aim is to protect 2,100 properties, made up of almost 900 residential and 1,200 non-residential properties.

    The scheme is two years later the promised and it is a little disconcerting that the timeline of some years after 2018 for completion lacks certainty. Cork has of course seen more than its fair share of flooding in recent times and the pressure is on to get this approved and built before the next big one hits. Hopefully it will be put online soon and that the planning and tendering process will go smoothly. What say p.ie?

    Minister of State, Seán Canney, T.D., announces major investment in flood relief for Cork - launches Cork City Flood Relief Scheme - MerrionStreet

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    To where will the water be displaced?
    Did the cost/benefit analysis include potential claims by properties damaged by displacement? (Is it cheaper and safer to let Cork sink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    To where will the water be displaced?
    Did the cost/benefit analysis include potential claims by properties damaged by displacement? (Is it cheaper and safer to let Cork sink?
    Not online yet I'm afraid so cannot answer, will add to OP once available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    To where will the water be displaced?
    Did the cost/benefit analysis include potential claims by properties damaged by displacement? (Is it cheaper and safer to let Cork sink?
    Cork is sinking, 1mm a year and has been for a very long time. Isostatic adjustment is one of the terms used to describe it. mm does not seem a lot but it is almost an inch every 25 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthisfree View Post
    Cork is sinking, 1mm a year and has been for a very long time. Isostatic adjustment is one of the terms used to describe it. mm does not seem a lot but it is almost an inch every 25 years.
    That's some amount of movement by any yardstick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted08 View Post
    That's some amount of movement by any yardstick.
    It is over a period of time and this has been happening for a very long time, there are several articles on it on the net and despite what this article says It is not all of Ireland at all, the top part is rising at about the same rate, and if I remember correctly from original study on this the axis is roughly from Mayo to Wexford......will check this if I can find original study.

    Things like this are usually lost in the noisy debates about Global warming.

    Better article here

    Durham University who did the study here
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    They should move Cork up the road where it doesn't flood as much
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    To my simplistic mind when it comes to engineering matters, why would they not just dredge the river bed. There has to have been an enormous build up of silt, etc. down through the years.

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    €140 million doesn't seem like a lot of money for such a massive undertaking.
    History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    They should move Cork up the road where it doesn't flood as much
    It's close enough dude.
    That's the trouble with reality it,s taken far too seriously.

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