UK Floods – Improved Flood Defences in Hull

After the announcement of improved flood alerts for residents of Hull, England, the Environment agency has also said that work on a £6.5 million ($10.2 million) project to improve flood defences on the River Humber at Albert Dock in Hull began on Wednesday 12 November 2014. Construction is expected to be completed by June 2015.

The work will involve the construction of a 950-metre wall, one metre high, that will reduce the risk of flooding to around 300 local homes and businesses, many if which were affected by the December 2013 tidal surge floods.

A further 600 metres of defences will be built within the Port of Hull to protect the city centre, and repairs will also be made to the Dunston Culvert, which is disused and dilapidated.

Peter Toms, project manager at the Environment Agency, said, “Over the past few months of planning for this scheme, we have been working closely with Hull City Council, Associated British Ports and the Local Enterprise Partnership, who have all given us excellent support”.

Aerial photography taken by the Environment Agency's Geomatics Team shows the high tides on the Humber, December 2013. Photo: Environment Agency
Aerial photography taken by the Environment Agency’s Geomatics Team shows the high tides on the Humber, December 2013. Photo: Environment Agency