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Louth and Horncastle Flood Schemes

We are working with the Environment Agency, Lincolnshire County Council, Lindsey Marsh and Witham 3rd Internal Drainage Boards and Louth and Horncastle Town Councils to fund the construction and future maintenance of flood alleviation schemes for the towns.

What are we doing to reduce flood risk?

The Louth Flood Alleviation Scheme will reduce the risk of flooding from the River Lud to 355 homes and businesses by building two flood storage reservoirs upstream of the town. The £6.5-million scheme will consist of a flood storage reservoir on the northern and southern tributaries of the River Lud.

The Horncastle Flood Alleviation Scheme will reduce the risk of flooding from the River Bain to 288 homes and businesses by building a flood storage reservoir upstream of the town. The reservoir, or washland, will be used to hold water temporarily during high flows to reduce the amount flowing through the town along the River Bain. The £8.1-million scheme will consist of a single flood storage reservoir.

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