A report has found a accumulation of debries in a burn caused flooding in a Scottish Borders town.Around 50 homes and business were deluged on August 5th this year. The report found Skipping Burn rose nearly two metres in just 30 seconds.
The area was wetter than average and the ground was totally saturated meaning there was rapid run-off.
The findings, by engineering consultants, Halcrow Ltd, recommended three phases to protect the town.
Creating low height flood walls in the Market Square and Duck Row.
Reconfiguring the main trash screen and screening measures upstream ofthe culvert entrance.
Phase 3 looks at medium to long-term maintenance of the culvert in the town.
£20,000 has been secured for phase one, subject to final approval.
Residents in Jedburgh have come together to discuss how best to deal with potential flooding problems in the future. A report by engineers was shown at the meeting and there are a number of suggestions on how to deal with the potential of flooding in the town.
Mitigation measures being suggested include new arrangements for reducing a build-up of debris as well as alterations to kerbs and other street features to make flood water flow away from properties.
It follows news that the town will receive nearly half a million pounds to help prevent flooding after another report found the town was likely to flood every nine years.