Environment Agency investigating possible breach in St Ives flood defences

14:48 10 January 2013

Engineers are investigating a possible breach of the St IVes flood defences.

Engineers are investigating a possible breach of the St IVes flood defences.

Archant

AN investigation has been launched to see if part of the flood alleviation scheme in St Ives was breached during the recent wet spell.

The Environment Agency was notified in December of water getting into the Norris Museum’s gardens – and surrounding areas – through the flood defences and has sent engineers to investigate.

A spokesman said: “The flood gate is in place to ensure that water does not flood properties or the road. During November and December, a large amount of rain fell in St Ives. However, the flood defences were not overtopped – water did not flow over the top of the defences – during this time.

“There was also a substantial amount of surface water was captured by the flood defence, and was drained away as would be expected.

“Although the flood defences were not overtopped, we are aware that there was water on part of the museum’s gardens. We have already visited the site and are investigating to see if there are any improvements that can be made to the gates.”

A St Ives Town Council spokesman said the council had not been notified of any issues regarding the flood defences.

0 comments

16:15
Matacchieri appeared in court today.

A Huntingdon man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order after being found guilty of being in possession of an illegal breed of dog.

09:39
St Neots.

St Neots residents are one step closer to seeing their roads made safer after £20,000 of funding was agreed to tackle inconsiderate parking and to slow down drivers.

09:28
Fire engine outside the George Hotel.

Firefighters have been called to three incidents in Huntingdonshire so far this week.

Yesterday, 10:37
The armed raid in progress in Cromwell Drive, Hinchingbrooke Park.

A man has been charged with wounding with intent following a stabbing in Huntingdon on Sunday.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition