Environment Agency Wales Conwy Valley flood scheme opened

The new Environment Agency Wales Conwy Valley flood scheme has been opened.

The scheme which cost approximately £7m has been developed and constructed to allow the natural flood plain to flood to protect homes and businesses.

96 properties in Llanrwst and Trefriw are now protected thanks to the scheme funded by the Assembly Government and European Regional Development Fund, and were protected during heavy rain last year.

Environment Minister Jane Davidson  said: "If we are to adapt successfully to climate change, the way we manage our shores and rivers will be critical."

"Projects such as this will do just that and help protect the local area, homes, businesses and jobs."

Further information:
Welsh Assembly Government

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