2D Flood Modelling – Dolgarrog Aluminium Works ( Hydro)
RPS has recently completed a 2 dimensional flood model of the River Conwy. Investigating the breaching and overtopping of the existing flood defences in the village of Dolgarrog
The main objective of the assessment was to understand the mechanisms of flooding at a disused aluminium works and to provide initial pre-purchase advice. Mitigation strategies in order to maximise the developable footprint, whilst taking every opportunity to reduce flood risk to the surrounding area were also modelled.
A series of key issues/problems were encountered during the assessment. These issues included the following;
· The low standard of protection afforded by the existing flood defence measures;
· Modelling a tidal and fluvial flood risk to the site;
· History of breaching and overtopping of flood defences in the region;
· Producing an outline mitigation strategy;
· Utilising the detailed 2D modelling solutions were tested in order to provide the optimum layout and design, bringing together land values and flood risk.
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