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.