Flood wall work completed to reduce flood risk in Bontnewydd

The latest stage of works to reduce the risk of flooding to residents in a north Wales village has been completed. Nine properties in Bontnewydd near Caernarfon were badly affected by flooding in November 2015.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has improved a wall and strengthened the river bank to help protect properties in Glanrafon estate from the Afon Gwyrfai.

The work is part of ongoing improvements by Cyngor Gwynedd, Welsh Water/Dŵr Cymru and NRW, working with the Gwyrfai Catchment Group.

Sian Williams, Head of Operations, NRW said:

“This work is a step forward in ongoing efforts to reduce flood risk for the community in Bontnewydd.
“While we can’t prevent flooding from happening, this work reduces the risk, hopefully bringing peace of mind to people in Glanrafon estate.”

The work was undertaken to NRW Contractors William Hughes Civil Engineering Ltd.

Gwynedd Council is currently completing modelling work of the whole catchment area to consider all aspects of flood risk issues including flooding from rivers and surface water.

For more information about flood plans, or flood warnings, visit naturalresources.wales/flooding Or contact Floodline: - 0345 988 1188