Flood alleviation schemes

River Thurso Flood Protection Study

We are currently developing a Flood Protection Study for the River Thurso with support from consultants AECOM.

The aim  is to determine the level of risk of flooding from the river, and coastal flooding, taking into account future conditions (allowing for Climate Change). Then to identify measures that could be deployed to alleviate this risk.

We performed detailed hydraulic modelling of the flood mechanisms that occur on the river, and a number of potential measures are now under consideration. These results were presented to the community in Thurso through a Public Exhibition held on 22 January 2019.

Feedback from the public, landowners, residents and businesses is a vital component of the flood study as it will help us determine which possible measures is preferred.

Public exhibition from 22 January 2019 at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso

Feedback forms and all other enquiries should be sent to frm@highland.gov.uk

A further exhibition (with more detailed proposals) is scheduled to be held later in 2019.