Q: How has the scheme been funded?
A: The OPW is providing funding for the initial phases of the project (feasibility and initial design) and will also fund construction works when planning permission has been granted.
Q: What is the purpose of the scheme?
A: The scheme will improve the standard of flood protection for Kilkee to protect against the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability (1 in 100 year) fluvial (river) flood event.
Q: Will the scheme increase the risk of flooding in other places?
A: No, this will be a key consideration in our design. We will considered the impacts on Kilkee as a whole, rather than focusing on the places that flooded in 2017, to ensure that any works completed as part of this a scheme do not increase the flood risk to surrounding lands.
Q: Am I at risk of flooding?
A: You can look at the flood maps on the OPW’s CFRAM website to see the flood extents for Kilkee and other towns within the CFRAM study area http://www.floodinfo.ie/.
Q: How can I find out more about the study?
A: We will be keeping this website updated with the latest news and details of forthcoming public consultation events. You can also use the 'Contact us' page to ask a question or provide feedback, or register to be emailed with project updates.
Q: Who can help?
A: The OPW provides advice for people whose properties and businesses are at risk of flooding. For more information, and to help you prepare, click here (link to https://www.opw.ie/en/floodriskmanagement/)