The focus of the scheme is the town of Castlefinn and properties in the surrounding area, which have been susceptible to past flooding in extreme events. The Scheme will focus on the boundary of the “area for further assessment (AFA)” as defined in the OPW‘s CFRAM Study.

The study area is relatively broad and will cover the following:

  • Lengths of river channel/watercourse that may potentially have hydraulic influence on the area intended to benefit from and be protected by the scheme.
  • Hydrological catchment areas draining into the relevant river channels/watercourses.
  • Areas that are likely to receive environmental impacts from the scheme.