Chester-le-Street: flood alleviation

  • Description

    "Chester (or Cong) Burn was culverted under the Market Place in 1962. Following floods in 2012 this was identified as the main cause and a £6.2m scheme funded by Durham County Council, the Environment Agency and the European Union Regional Development Fund which uncovered the burn should reduce the risk of flooding from exceptional storms. A nearby information board explains that the flood walls north and south of the re-exposed burn increase its capacity, allowing it to hold more water to reduce the risk of flooding. The area has been landscaped to "create a more welcoming, park-like feel". The railway viaduct is in the distance to the left of centre." Photo by John Sutton, 2022.
  • Owner

    John Sutton
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 180 times
    Picture Taken: 2022-04-23
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