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Irwell Vale, Strongstry and Chatterton Flood Risk Management Scheme

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Introduction

The aim of the Irwell Vale, Strongstry and Chatterton Flood Risk Management Scheme (FRMS) is to reduce the flood risk within these 3 communities. The communities are located within Rossendale, Lancashire and are hydraulically linked by the River Irwell which is the primary source of fluvial flooding. As the valley is steep sided, the flood events tend to be extremely flashy meaning the communities do not get much warning before a flood event.