10 Jan '12, 10am

Orchard floods need new solutions as Stamford Canal is inadequate

Orchard floods need new solutions as Stamford Canal is inadequate

Starbucks customers arranged chairs to make their way out of the store without getting their feet wet. The heavy downpour on Dec 23 saw another round of flooding at the basement-level shops at Liat Towers. Stamford Canal, which serves the Orchard Road area, is no longer big enough to prevent floods, said an expert panel set up to look into the flood situation here on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: STOMP By Feng Zengkun Stamford Canal, which serves the Orchard Road area, is no longer big enough to prevent floods, said an expert panel set up to look into the flood situation here on Tuesday. It was recommended that the Government look into ways to store water in the Orchard Road area further upstream, either through the use of roof-tops, a water retention pond, storage tanks along the Stamford Canal's route to relieve its burden or a diversion canal to bring the water elsewhere. The pane...

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