Council say Coastal Road Flooding caused by exceptionally high water table January 11th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments An exceptionally high water table caused by prolonged wet weather continues to cause flooding around Ainsdale and Birkdale. A section of the Coastal Road, between Weld Road and Shore Road, remains partially flooded with traffic being managed by temporary traffic lights. Royal Birkdale Golf Club, and some local properties, have also suffered flooding in recent weeks. Ground surveys suggest that the water table is at extremely high levels compared to the normal position for the area. Pumping has taken place on the Coastal Road but flood water returns almost immediately. Drainage channels have also been checked in the area and are clear. Alan Lunt, Sefton Council’s Director of Built Environment said, “We have a statutory responsibility to maintain the Coastal Road and we are trying everything we can to clear the flood. However, as quickly as we pump water away, the flood returns. “Although not a specific responsibility of the council, we are also working with United Utilities and Royal Birkdale Golf Club to alleviate related local flooding and investigations have revealed that all drainage outfalls to the sea are working. “We are continuing with a range of investigations but it appears at this stage that the primary cause of flooding is the exceptionally high water table, created by the unprecedented levels of rainfall experienced within the last six months of 2012.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!