Marina barrage is there to alleviate flooding not eliminate flooding. Further it was a freak storm. Blame the flooding on the Marina Barrage but doesn’t even know what does it actually do? Can Goh Meng Seng name us a country that doesn’t flood after freak storms or monsoons?
Marina Barrage is part of a comprehensive flood control scheme to alleviate flooding in the low-lying areas in the city such as Chinatown, Boat Quay, Jalan Besar and Geylang. During heavy rain, the series of nine crest gates at the dam are activated to release excess storm water into the sea when the tide is low. In the case of high tide, giant pumps can drain excess storm water into the sea.