One of the challenges we faced was to secure the perimeter fence in the 2 places where the river exits our Village. A rudimentary attempt had been made to secure these exits with palisade fencing. However with every flood event the fencing would be bent out of shape. Razor wire was used to plug the holes after every flood which occurs several times a year. In addition to this Gabions to protect the river banks in this area had been particularly poorly constructed and were collapsing. The solution was do do some major re-profiling of the river bed which allowed us to install swing gates that would open in the event of flood events. The gates are fitted with shear pins to allow them to be locked under normal conditions. An alarm was fitted to alert security in the event that the shear pins break and the gate swings open.
This work was done during the winter of 2018.
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