HIGHLIGHTING THE SHANNON'S
Catastrophic Flooding Risk
Note dated 1.11.20
Over a year has gone by since my first warning of potential disaster.
The rate of Climate Change continues to accelerate. And flood risk continues to increase!
Yet our "head-in-the-sand" politics still gives lip-service to the problem, while refusing to make the fundamental changes long-required!
Nor is change likely to occur, until Administration of the Shannon Catchment Region undergoes radical reform. A Gender Balanced Unitary Authority with overriding administrative control, is the obvious solution.
Outline of the Problem
Catastrophic Event Scenario
Inadequate discharge capacity
Shannon Catchment Flooding Solution
Floodwater Relief Dam Proposal
1000 m3/sec floodwater release direct to Shannon Estuary
Predicted 1 in 200 year Event - Area at Flood Risk shaded green
Storm Surge Flooding Solution
Surge Tide Barrier - Protection against rising sea levels and exceptional Storm Tides
Estuary Surge Tide Barrier
A Comparison of Flood Standards