Kingussie Flood Alleviation Channel – Construction Complete


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The Highland Council is pleased to announce that the work to construct the Kingussie Flood Alleviation Channel is now complete. The project was a joint venture between the Council and Pitmain Estate and is located on the Estate’s land above the village of Kingussie.

Contractors McGowan Ltd. of Aviemore completed the final phase of the project at the end of February 2018.  An offtake weir on the Allt Mor has been constructed to direct a proportion of the flow from the main river via a diversion channel into Loch Gynack. This is then released at a controlled rate back into the River Gynack.

The project has been jointly funded by The Highland Council and Pitmain Estate and will make a significant contribution towards the Council’s commitment to reduce flood risk in Kingussie as set out in the Local Flood Risk Management Plan for the Findhorn, Nairn and Speyside Local Plan District.

Convener of The Highland Council and Badenoch and Strathpey Councillor, Bill Lobban said: “I’m delighted that the project has gone so well and the work is now complete as the scheme will certainly help to reduce the frequency and severity of flooding from the River Gynack in the centre of Kingussie.”


18 Apr 2018