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News press releases and general updates on other projects that relate to Somerset flooding. For regular and informative progress updates follow this link: Progress Updates
  • Thumbnail Somerset Rivers Authority square logo Job opportunity at Somerset Rivers Authority: Senior ManagerAn exciting and unique opportunity to lead the small team at Somerset Rivers Authority and make a real difference within Somerset. Deadline for applications: 5pm, Wednesday, 9 August, 2017.
  • Bridgwater Tidal Barrier thumbnail map showing Site 5 location between Express Park and Chilton Trinity Bridgwater Tidal Barrier public drop-in session - Monday, 10 JulyA public drop-in session to let people know the latest news about the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier scheme is being held on Monday, 10 July at Bridgwater Town Hall, 2 - 7pm.
  • Bridgwater Tidal Barrier thumbnail map showing Site 5 location between Express Park and Chilton Trinity Site and design chosen for Bridgwater Tidal BarrierA site on the River Parrett close to Express Park has been selected for the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier - with the project team also opting for a structure with two vertical lift gates. This piece explains why, and outlines what will happen next.
  • Thumbnail aerial image of the River Parrett through Bridgwater Consultation shows support for Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Public feedback about possible locations for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier is analysed in a new report. The most popular site is to the north of Bridgwater. More detailed assessments are now being made before further public consultation in summer 2017.
  • Thumbnail of Van Oord vessel Borr with Farrell arm extended for agitation dredging on River Parrett during Somerset Rivers Authority dredging trials Positive first results from SRA dredging trialsTrials of different dredging methods on the River Parrett produced promising initial results for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). Tests of water injection dredging and agitation dredging, in combination with sophisticated monitoring, were carried out for the SRA by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and contractors Van Oord between Westonzoyland Pumping Station and Burrowbridge.
  • Thumbnail showing Tyler Gibson working on new Somerset Rivers Authority-funded bypass channel wall at Rode Bridge near Frome Somerset Rivers Authority flood works benefit river, bridge and pubSomerset Rivers Authority is funding work to reduce flood risk and protect a historic bridge in Rode near Frome. Work being done to improve flows through Rode Bridge will create more flood capacity, prevent flood waters backing up in the Frome's flood plain and benefit the adjoining and recently refurbished inn The Mill at Rode.
  • Three swans on a new river channel at Beer Wall on the Somerset Levels with an excavator Flow doubles as Somerset Rivers Authority funds new flood relief channelsTwo new river channels are now flowing on the Somerset Levels, off the Sowy and Langacre at Beer Wall on the A372, as major engineering works funded by Somerset Rivers Authority provide extra protection against flooding. The scheme is being delivered for the SRA by the Environment Agency, with contractors Skanska.
  • Thumbnail aerial image of the River Parrett through Bridgwater Views wanted on Bridgwater Tidal Barrier siteLocal people are being urged to help choose where Bridgwater Tidal Barrier should be built. Two possible locations are preferred out of a shortlist of five - but which one of those should go for more detailed analysis? Comment by Monday, 31 October, 2016.
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