Access to Lee CFRAM Study Predictive Flood Maps
Certain website links, following on from this text and link below same, are to specific pages on the former Lee CFRAM Study website (www.lee.cfram.com). The links to www.lee.cfram.com are solely for the purpose of viewing the Lee CFRAM Study final predictive flood maps. Please note that this website has, otherwise, not been updated to reflect the conclusion of the Lee CFRAM Study in 2014.
Predictive flood maps are a key output of the Lee CFRAM Study. The flood maps provide representations of areas that are estimated to be inundated at some point during a flood event (caused by either river overtopping or tidal overtopping). These maps are derived using information from detailed hydrological analysis and numerical hydraulic river/estuary models.
The predictive flood maps, available via the link below, are categorised into groups titled 'urban area' and 'rural area' maps. The urban area maps are at a larger scale (more detailed) than the rural area maps. The rural area maps include the areas covered by the urban area maps and are at a smaller scale. To find the appropriate map, either select your town/village listed for the urban area maps, taking account of the amendments/additional information below, or select the river you are interested in listed for the rural area maps. Sometimes more than one map will cover the area you are interested in and in some locations there will be a fluvial (river flow) and tidal influence.
There are four map types available for viewing - extent, depth, velocity and hazard maps. Flood extent maps represent the areas that are estimated to be inundated by a flood event of a given probability of occurrence. Flood extent maps are available for both existing conditions and a projected future scenario, where the maps for future scenarios include allowances for projected future changes in both climate and land use. These maps also show water levels, flows and defended areas. Depth maps illustrate the estimated flood depths for areas inundated by a flood event of a given probability of occurrence. Velocity maps illustrate the estimated speed of the flood water for a flood event of a given probability of occurrence. Hazard maps show the estimated harm or danger to which people may be exposed for a flood event of a given probability of occurrence. Depth, velocity and hazard maps are available for a number of annual exceedance probability (AEP) events. The AEP is the estimated likelihood of a particular magnitude flood occurring or being exceeded in any given year. Thus, a 1% AEP event represents an estimated flood event which has a 1% (or 1 in 100) chance of occurring or being exceeded in any given year.
The flood maps for the Carrigtohill area are not available on this website. A detailed, localised study has been undertaken for the Carrigtohill area and flood maps are available on the Cork County Council website at this LINK.
Please also note that, while the finalised predictive flood maps for Béal Átha an Ghaorthaid (Ballingeary) and Inse Geimhleach (Inchigeelagh), produced under the Lee CFRAM Study, are available via the link below, both of these locations are currently being reassessed under the South Western CFRAM Study. Draft revised and updated predictive flood maps for Béal Átha an Ghaorthaid (Ballingeary) and Inse Geimhleach (Inchigeelagh) are available on the South Western CFRAM Study website http://www.southwestcframstudy.ie/.
PURPOSE OF THE MAPS
The maps were prepared for the purpose of assessing the estimated degree of flood hazard and risk to assist in the identification and development of measures for managing the flood risk. They may, however, also be a source of information for the public, Local Authorities and other parties as indicative maps of estimated flood-prone areas for a range of purposes, including raising awareness of flood risk, preparedness and response planning for flood events, assisting in planning and development decisions, etc.
The Office of Public Works makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about any of the information provided on these maps including, without limitation, their accuracy, their completeness or their quality or fitness for any particular purpose.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither the State, the Office of Public Works nor any of its members, officers, associates, consultants, employees, affiliates, servants, agents or other representatives shall be liable for loss or damage arising out of, or in connection with, any use of, or the inability to use, the information provided on these maps including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damages, loss of data, income, profit, or opportunity, loss of, or damage to, property and claims of third parties, even if the Office of Public Works has been advised of the possibility that such loss or damage, or such losses or damages were reasonably foreseeable.
The Office of Public Works reserves the right to change the content and / or presentation of any of the information provided on these maps at its sole discretion, including these statements, disclaimer, guidance notes and conditions of use.
These statements, disclaimer, guidance notes and conditions of use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Republic of Ireland. If any provision of these statements, disclaimer, guidance notes and conditions of use shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
CONDITIONS OF USE
Please read the statements, disclaimer and conditions of use, of the Lee CFRAM Study flood maps, that are included on this web page. Use of these maps is conditional upon the following:-
The viewer of these maps shall be deemed to have agreed to, and unconditionally accepted all of these statements and conditions.
The viewer is deemed to have read in full, understood and accepted all of the statements, disclaimer and conditions of use concerning the preparation, limitations and any potential use of the Lee CFRAM Study flood maps.
The viewer acknowledges that the flood-related data (including flood extents, depths, velocities, etc.) presented on the Lee CFRAM Study flood maps are copyright of the Office of Public Works.
The viewer agrees that the Office of Public Works has the absolute right to reprocess, revise, add to, or remove any on the information shown on these maps at any time, and that this will in no way render them, the State or it’s servants or agents liable for any damage or cost incurred as a result of such acts.
The viewer may be informed by any data shown on these maps, taken account of in an appropriate and responsible manner and in accordance with the statements, disclaimer, guidance notes and conditions of use set out on this web page.
The viewer understands that the Office of Public Works does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any of the data shown on the maps and it is the viewer's responsibility, if s/he intends to use this data, to independently verify and quality control any of the data used. The viewer accepts that any data shown on the maps does not form the basis for decision-making.
The viewer will not pass on any of the maps to any third party without ensuring that said party is fully aware of the statements, disclaimer, guidance notes and conditions of use.
The viewer accepts all responsibility for any use by them of the information shown on these maps, or that which is passed to a third party by them, and will in no way seek to hold the State or the Office of Public Works, it's servants or agents liable for any damage or loss howsoever arising out of the use or interpretation of this information.
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Carrigtohill Flood Risk Assessment - Cork County Council