The highway could be raised onto bridge structure in the …

Comment on Flood mitigation: Don’t mention the dam by Richard Bentley.

The highway could be raised onto bridge structure in the gap and the water could then flow under the highway. A raised road widened would also provide space for cyclsists who are currently poorly served by the road.

A retention basin is surely a dam that does not hold water for long. There could be additioanl inflow of fresh water into the underground acquifer’s however if water was held even for a short period.

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