White Cart Water Flood Prevention Scheme

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Contract 1 involves the construction of three flood storage areas upstream of the city to temporarily hold back the bulk of floodwater generated by extreme rainfall and control the release of water passing downstream through the city to an acceptable level.

The flood storage areas are located at Blackhouse (Earn Water), Kirkland Bridge (White Cart Water) and Kittoch Bridge (Kittoch Water). The plan below shows the location of the three storage areas.

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The storage areas are formed by constructing earth embankments across the river valley. The river passes through the embankment in a reinforced concrete culvert. At the upstream side of the culvert is a vortex flow control which limits the quantity of water that can pass through the culvert with the excess water being held back behind the embankment.

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