Dumfries and Galloway council have announced plans for flood prevention in Newton Stewart.
An early warning scheme will be implemented and a flood pod will be established in the town.
The council are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town and raise a footbridge.
The Moss of Cree Road between Newton Stewart and Wigtown has been reopned.
It was closed last week due to subsidence, caused by drainage issues after heavy rain.
It is believed the man died at Tarff Valley Limited, Agricultural Suppliers, Old Station Yard, Whauphill, Newton Stewart on the morning of 31st January 2014.
The identity of the male will not be released at this time.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
A new visitor centre opens its doors in Dumfries and Galloway this weekend.
Kirroughtree near Newton Stewart has been refurbished and significantly modernised.
It will operate alongside new visitor centres at Clatteringshaws and Glentrool as part of a four and a half million pound project.
Police have confirmed that the body of the woman recovered from the Cree Estuary on yesterday is that of Elizabeth Watson from Newton Stewart.
The 70-year-old had been missing from her home in Newton Stewart since Sunday afternoon.
The emergency services and a search and rescue helicopter were all involved in the search.
Police have confirmed that the body of a woman has been recovered during the search for missing Newton Stewart woman Elizabeth Watson, known as Betty.
The body was found in the estuary of the River Cree.
Although formal identification has still to take place, police say that the search for Mrs Watson is now being scaled down.
Police in Galloway have made an appeal for anyone with information surrounding the disappearance of 70-year-old Elizabeth Watson to get in contact with them.
"She was last seen at half past five in the town centre at Dashwood Square, so anything beyond that is what we need ... this is an active woman, she may have wandered further than the town itself, and anyone who has seen Mrs Watson, after half past five last night, if you would like to contact Police Scotland on 101."
A major search is underway for a woman who has gone missing in Galloway.
70-year-old Elizabeth Watson was reported missing from her home in Newton Stewart town centre yesterday evening.
Police and the fire service have joined the coastguard to search the River Cree.
Police searching for a woman who has gone missing from Newton Stewart are treating her disappearance as high risk.
The search for missing 70-year-old Elizabeth 'Betty' Watson has been taking place since yesterday evening.
Officers believe that because of the recent bad weather and heavy rainfall, combined with Betty's age, she is at high risk.
Anyone who has any information about Betty's whereabouts, or who thinks that they may have seen her since 5pm yesterday, is being encouraged to get in contact with police on the 101 non-emergency number.