Public consultation on a £3.1 million flood defence development in a Loch Ness-side village began yesterday.
The Drumnadrochit Flood Protection Scheme aims to reduce the risk to 37 residential and commercial properties.
Public drop-in sessions started at the Craigmonie Centre yesterday afternoon.
The proposals include building a 650ft earth embankment across an open field to the west side of the village and a concrete flood wall on the bank of the River Enrick to the east of the A82.
Also proposed is a concrete flood wall at Kilmichael between the River Enrick and southern verge of the A831.
Highland Council leader and local member Margaret Davidson, who lives in the area, said: “It is good to see these proposals get to this stage as anyone living or running a business in Drumnadrochit will only be too aware of the need to provide greater protection.
“Every winter we worry that the river will burst its banks. This will give us confidence for the future.”
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David Fraser, vice-chairman of Glen Urquhart Community Council, was delighted the project had come to this stage.
He said: “This is a really substantial flood protection scheme that will serve the heart of the village.
“It addresses the concerns we have had over recent flooding, and particularly the bad floods of the 1980s which really affected Drumnadrochit.
“We really welcome this development and look forward to work hopefully beginning next year.”
Drumnadrochit has suffered from flooding from the River Enrick, with events being recorded as far back as 1818.
Recent floods have affected the A82 and several properties.
In addition there is frequent nuisance flooding to the A831 at Kilmichael that disrupts traffic and access to properties.
Planners say there are around 12 residential properties, and more than two dozen businesses and non-residential properties at risk of flooding from a 1-in-200-year event.
Public consultation will run until April 8.