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South Ford Hydrodynamics Study PDF Print E-mail
Written by ICZM Co-ordinator   
Monday, 28 November 2011 09:56

A public meeting was held on 23 November 2011 in Iochdar, South Uist where the results and findings of the South Ford Study were presented to members of the local community. The presentation can be found by clicking here.

The Study, which was instigated after the devastating storm of 11 January 2005 and was financed by the Scottish Government, is intended to improve knowledge and understanding of coastal change in the tidal channel which separates the islands of Benbecula and South Uist which are situated in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

The area was hit particularly severely by the January 2005 storm; the most extreme in living memory, and communities living on the edge of the South Ford basin suffered flooding from the sea which caused significant damage to property and infrastructure. 5 people lost their lives while trying to escape the effects of the storm.

The public meeting was intended to contribute to the report on the Study and the final report will now be completed and will incorporate relevant comments which are welcome from local residents. Please use the Contact Us section of the website.

 The Study is managed by a Joint Client Group consisting of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management at the University of Aberdeen, Scottish Natural Heritage, SEPA, and the Iochdar Flood Action Group.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 10:59