Kidwelly Flood Update from Carmarthenshire County Councillor Jeanette Gilasbey
Kidwelly Flood Update from Carmarthenshire County Council
Work undertaken as a result of the flooding events in October 2021.
Following the two rainfall events that occurred on the 4th and 20th October 2021, during which a day’s worth of autumn/winter rain fell within a couple of hours, in response to the flooding problems encountered, the Council have undertaken the following work:
All gullies in the affected areas have been inspected and emptied/cleared as appropriate. The areas mostly affected include Ferry Road, New Street, Bridge Street, Maes yr Helyg, Ger y Castell and Ger y Gwendraeth. The programme of additional gully cleaning around the town is ongoing, but the flooding hotspots have been completed.
Clos yr Helyg Parc Pendre works are ongoing to open up ditches behind the cul-de-sac to aid drainage. The main carrier pipe running along the Parc Pendre spine road has been cleaned.
Cae Ffynnon grid and watercourse – the grid has been cleaned after both storms. Significant amounts of debris removed on both occasions. Temporary reinstatement of sections of the left-hand bank of the watercourse some distance upstream of the grid has been undertaken to keep the water within the watercourse.
Ferry Road/Cae Ffynnon – investigations are ongoing to look at the main cause of the floods encountered. The Council have undertaken some initial investigations. We are in discussion with a specialist consultant to undertake detailed study of the catchment and its flow characteristics to inform us if there are any interventions that would be viable, appropriate and practical in future.