Two-day exhibition to provide updated information on Elgin’s flood scheme

Elgin Library is to host a two-day exhibition to provide the public with an update on progress of the £86million flood alleviation scheme.

Work on the scheme began in April 2011, now almost three years later it is about to enter a final year of works and attendant disruption before the scheme is completed in the Spring of 2015.

Chair of the Moray Council flood alleviation sub-committee, Councillor George Alexander, said: “The Elgin flood alleviation scheme is already providing greater security from flooding to a number of homes and businesses in Elgin and we look forward to its completion in 2015 when many more homes and businesses will have their flood risk substantially reduced.”

The requirement of a flood alleviation scheme was underlined in 2009 when over 100 people were forced from their homes following three days of constant rainfall in the area. That followed serious flood damage in 1997, 2000 and again in 2002.

The exhibition will run from 10am until 80m on Wednesday and Thursday next week with flood alleviation team members on hand to answer questions from the public.

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