A further report on plans to deal with flooding in York will be discussed at a Council meeting next week.
Funding has been allocated to the Environment Agency (EA) following the floods in 2015 to renew existing and provide new flood defences across the city, £17m has been allocated to the Foss Barrier improvements and £45m to the wider flood defences across the City.
Following the development and publication of the York Five Year Plan (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/york-5-year-flood-plan) the EA have developed the Defra Strategic Outline Business Case and financial approvals have been sought and obtained from Defra.
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Some flooding in York this morning with the usual riverside locations affected.
Click here to see Ouse river gauge in the City Centre
Significant flooding occurs if the “no entry” traffic sign on Kings Staith (below) becomes submerged.
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Kings Staith web cam 7:45am 24th Nov 2017
The Environment Agency has issued an update saying that flood levels could reach 4.5 metres by Monday afternoon.
They are not expected to reach 2012 levels.
The flood warnings for the River Ouse at York riverside properties and St George’s Field remain in force due to rising levels on the Ouse in response to rain in the upper catchments. The current river level at the York Viking Recorder is 3.62m or 11 feet 11 inches. We are expecting the River Ouse to rise during Sunday. Currently we expect the peak to be during Monday afternoon and evening at around 4.2m to 4.5m or 13 feet 9 inches to 14 feet 9 inches. Our Incident Response teams are on 24 hour duty. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this forecast as new information becomes available.
Situation last changed 10:03am Sunday 06 December 2015
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Serious flooding can be expected if the top of the no entry sign disappears underwater.
The York Council is to fund a further £50,000 of work to improve safety near the rivers that flow through the City.
A range of river safety measures were recommended by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents last year
Phase one of the work programme includes the introduction of new life buoys, post and chain fencing along the River Foss and improvements to river side tow paths.
Phase two of the work will see new ladders and chains installed to aid exit from the river and replacement post and chain fencing at Wellington Row and Kings Staith.