Following a seasonal break in on-site activities the latest phase of work at the Clay’s Lake Flood Prevention Scheme is now well underway, reports Team Van Oord.
The Clay’s Lake project forms part of the Upper Mole Flood Alleviation Scheme which was developed by the Environment Agency after floods in the Crawley area during 2000.
The works comprise the removal of an existing dam which is being replaced with a larger dam. This will increase the lake’s capacity from 10,000 cubic meters to nearly 400,000 cubic meters, thereby reducing the risk of flood to more than 280 homes in the area, and to Gatwick Airport.
Steve Brown, Project Manager for Clay’s Lake, said: “The current phase of work focuses on the main embankment, or dam. This will be a continuous operation until this phase of works is completed in late July/early August.”
The flood prevention works at Clay’s Lake in West Sussex are being carried out by TVO on behalf of the Environment Agency.