Castlebar Palliative Care Centre Flood Risk Assessment

  • Client: CST Group Consulting Engineers
  • Completion date: June 2015

PUNCH Consulting Engineers was appointed by CST Group Consulting Engineers to carry out a Site Specific Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) study at Knockaphunta, Castlebar, Co Mayo in full compliance with the requirements of “The Planning System & Flood Management Guidelines” published by the Department of Environment in November 2009. The development was located adjacent to the Milebush River and Saleen Lake. The OPW Flood Studies Update (FSU) was used to estimate extreme flows and a 1-Dimensional hydraulic model was constructed using surveyed channel cross sections. This model was used to estimate the flood levels associated with a 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000 year return events in the river catchments. The estimated levels were compared with the site levels to generate Site Specific Flood Risk Mapping. It was established that the site is at a very low risk of flooding and in a suitable location from a flood risk perspective.

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