Defective sluice door leads to flooding in Little Diamond

Residents of Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara have had to endure sporadic flooding over the past three weeks because the sluice that regulates the water in the area has not been working

“The sluice has a problem and they have to replace the door. Now when they have to replace the door they tried to desilt the whole thing cause it needed desilting and they dig over that side but because of the high tide the slush rushing in back,” the sluice operator Ibrahim Shakur explained to Stabroek News yesterday. He said the sluice door could not be opened and flooding was affecting the community for the past three weeks. In addition to desilting the canal, there needs to be other systems in place to ensure the slush is removed so that when the door is lifted, it will not run back in, he said…..