The focus of the scheme is Lifford Town and the surrounding housing and commercial areas, which have been susceptible to past flooding in extreme events. This will focus on the boundary of the “area for further assessment (AFA)” as defined in the OPWs 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.