Planning / Environment

WATER OF LEITH FLOOD PREVENTION – HOW RELIABLE, HOW WATERPROOF?

Parts of Edinburgh struggled to cope with a sudden downpour on 24 June. 

Over half the month’s anticipated rain fell in three hours on the west of the city, and some 140 floods were reported during what Transport & Environment Convener Cllr Lesley Macinnes later described as an ‘exceptional period of extreme weather’.

Traffic disruption ensued. There was some localised but serious damage to property.

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