River Restoration Project to Minimise Flood Risk

River Restoration Project to Minimise Flood Risk

An exciting new river restoration project designed to restore the Glazert Water to a more natural condition and minimise the likelihood of flooding in the River Kelvin Catchment downstream is one step closer.

The proposal for the Glazert River Restoration Project in the heart of Lennoxtown is the result of a study commissioned by Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Scottish Government to restore natural waterways.

The aim is to provide flood risk benefits to the River Kelvin and to reduce the likelihood of flooding to communities in Kirkintilloch and Torrance. The restoration work will physically restore the Glazert watercourse in Lennoxtown.

Councillor Billy Hendry, East Dunbartonshire Council Convener of Place, Neighbourhood and Corporate Assets Committee, said, "The proposed works will provide protection for communities previously affected by flooding and the wider area will also become more resilient to the type of extreme weather events that climate change is likely to bring. The works would also enhance opportunities for outdoor access and recreation."

For further information, visit the SEPA website - http://media.sepa.org.uk/media-releases/2018/river-restoration-project-to-reduce-flood-risk/


(Summer 2018 Newsletter)

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