The Canal, Drains and Basements

Cause or Solution?: 
Solutions to flooding
Question: 
The height of the canal in the centre of Hebden Bridge is creating a dam-like effect. This serves to keeps flood water in the centre of Hebden Bridge and does not allow it to drain away across Calder Homes back into the River Calder. One suggestion might be to create a large drain or underpass beneath the canal to take waters away from the centre. Additionally, the drains around the town need to be kept unblocked. And, it's important to consider how to prevent flooding in premises with basements that are prone to flooding as no amount of protection at service level will prevent ingress from below through the basement.
Name of Watercourse Referred To: 
River Hebden
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Question Reference: 
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Other
Asked By: 
Stella
Jackson
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