Progress on £50m scheme provides relief for flood-risk residents in Leeds

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Work on a £50m flood protection scheme in Leeds has passed a significant milestone, council bosses announced today.

Three moveable weir gates have been successfully put in place at Knostrop Weir on the River Aire as part of phase one of the Leeds Flood Allevation Scheme.

The weirs can be lowered to reduce river levels and help prevent a repeat of the disastrous flooding that hit Leeds in December 2015.

Moveable weirs are also being constructed further upstream at Crown Point in the city centre...