King’s Island lies in the heart of Limerick City and is surrounded by the waters of the River Shannon and the Abbey River. Both rivers are tidal at this location and the island is susceptible to both coastal and fluvial flood risk.
Very significant flooding occurred in Spring 2014 when the existing defences failed locally, both over-topping and through breach, allowing flood waters onto the Island and surrounding areas.
Major improvements to the flood defences are required to try to prevent re-occurrences of such flood events. With this in mind, Limerick City and County Council have appointed the Arup JBA team to assess, develop and design a viable, cost-effective and sustainable flood relief scheme which aims to minimise risk to the existing community, social amenity, environment and landscape character.
For more information about King's Island Flood Relief Scheme click here.
For information on Government Assistance for People Affected by Flooding including Householders, Small Businesses, Community, Voluntary & Sporting Bodies, and the Farming Community click here.