Bad weather in the Gers: simplified procedures for watercourse maintenance work

Bad weather in the Gers: simplified procedures for watercourse maintenance work
Bad weather in the Gers: simplified procedures for watercourse maintenance work

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State services in the Gers have put in place simplified procedures for maintenance work on rivers and bodies of water after the bad weather of June 8 and 9, 2024 in the north-west of the department. Explanations.

On the night of June 8 to 9, the west of the Gers department was the scene of an impressive stormy episode. The rains and mudslides caused significant damage in the Brittany communes of Armagnac, Castelnau d’Auzan Labarrère, Eauze, Montreal, Fourcès, Lagraulet. An event likely to have weakened bodies of water.

So, in order to allow owners or managers to face or avoid these consequences, the departmental management of the Gers territories has put simplified procedures online. They allow work to begin as quickly as possible while receiving advice on good environmental practices.

Concerning the maintenance of watercourses

In the context, only, of the removal of log jams and earthen plugs to restore the free flow of water, the simplified procedure is accessible online at the address: www.gers.gouv.fr, section “Actions of the State – Environment – Water management – Watercourses, ditches and agricultural drainages – Temporary procedure for maintaining watercourses following an exceptional climatic event.”

For reporting any damage to a body of water

Concerning damage to bodies of water, whether mudslides or a problem with the structure, the details are available in the section “State actions – Environment – ​​Water management – ​​Lakes: plans water bodies and bodies of water – Temporary procedure for maintaining bodies of water following exceptional climatic events.

State services also specify that it is important that this procedure is only used by users in municipalities affected by bad weather. This, in order to be able to support users who are victims of these bad weather conditions in the best way.

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