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1. History of flooding in Salford
Salford has a long history of flooding from the River Irwell. Significant floods occurred in 1946, 1954 and 1980.
2. Flood risk in Salford
The existing flood walls, embankments and flood storage area on the River Irwell protect around 1,900 homes and businesses in Lower Kersal and Lower Broughton.
3. The solution: refurbish existing river embankments and build second storage area
The Environment Agency refurbished the deteriorating embankments along the River Irwell in 2013. They placed large stone blocks against the river bank, known as a rock wedge, between Trinity Way and Hugh Oldham Drive.
The Environment Agency is planning to build a second flood storage area upstream of Salford, on the site of the old racecourse in Castle Irwell. It will store water from the River Irwell when it is in flood and prevent it flowing downstream and flooding properties in Salford. For the majority of time, the flood storage area will be a local recreation space.
Construction will begin in early 2015 and due to be completed in 2016.
For information about the flood storage area in Castle Irwell contact the Environment Agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andy on 01925 542463.
For information about the rock wedge, email email@example.com or call Paul on 01925 542420.