Foss Barrier Upgrade: All Eight Pumps Will Be Replaced – New Pumps Taking 40 Tonnes Per Second



By Mike Laycock in The Press.


Eight powerful new pumps are to be installed at York’s Foss Barrier as part of a £13 million project to prevent a repeat of the devastating Boxing Day floods.

A new control room will also be built by the Environment Agency on top of an existing plant building to ensure it can’t again be inundated.

As climate change threatens ever greater flooding problems throughout the 21st century, experts are also considering a range of measures to boost flood warnings for people living alongside the River Foss and the Ouse – including the possibility of flood sirens as well as greater use of social media and flood wardens.


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