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Repairs to Lossiemouth seawall breach


Date Added - 20/12/12

Work is expected to be completed today on temporary repairs to a section of seawall at Lossiemouth following damage caused by last week’s severe storms.

Massive waves breached a stretch of the wall adjacent to Station Park, with debris strewn over a large area.

The area was cordoned off while Moray Council arranged a clear-up operation and attempted to salvage as much of the displaced stones from the seawall. It is also hoped to salvage and reuse much of the surfacing materials from the park.

In the meantime the breach in the seawall has been plugged temporarily with large concrete demountable blocks which have been used on the Elgin flood alleviation scheme.

It is hoped to effect permanent repairs, using as much of the salvaged stone as possible, in the spring.

A council spokesman said: “A structural assessment will require to be carried out on the seawall to establish the full extent of the damage and the repair work that will be necessary.”

Meanwhile, Moray Council response teams are on standby as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for the next few days.

A close eye will be kept on river levels, with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency already having issued a flood alert on some rivers in the area.

Lossiemouth Harbour Wall