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News press releases and general updates on other projects that relate to Somerset flooding. 
  • Thumbnail of removing lump of concrete under Dunball Old Bridge Somerset County Council removes ''lump of concrete'' at Dunball sluiceSomerset County Council has teamed up with Somerset Rivers Authority to improve the flow of water and lessen dangerous turbulence through King's Sedgemoor Drain at Dunball north of Bridgwater. Benefits include protecting the two bridges which carry the A38 over King's Sedgemoor Drain at Dunball, and reducing the impact of any future local flooding.
  • Thumbnail detail from map in Bridgwater Barrier Consultation Report showing locations considered Report picks out 5 possible sites for Bridgwater BarrierA new report on possible locations for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier whittles the number down from seven to five. The move follows analysis of feedback from a public consultation session, and a stakeholder workshop, held in Bridgwater in March. A tidal surge barrier is needed to protect approximately 10,000 properties and over 600 businesses in Bridgwater for the next 100 years or more.
  • Map River Parrett new dredge location 2016 thumbnail New dredging to begin on River Parrett: a pre-start briefing The Environment Agency is to dredge 750 metres of the River Parrett on behalf of Somerset Rivers Authority. The work downstream of Northmoor Pumping Station will benefit Somerset people and property. It will mostly be done using equipment floating on the river, but the need to dredge about 150m from the road means that part of Huntworth Lane will have to be closed, probably for about four weeks.
  • Bridgwater Barrier thumbnail Bridgwater Barrier public drop-in session - Thursday, 10 MarchA public drop-in session about a proposed tidal surge barrier for Bridgwater is being held at Bridgwater Arts Centre on Thursday, 10 March, between 2pm and 7pm. People are invited to give their views on a scheme which could protect approximately 10,000 properties and over 600 businesses for the next 100 years or more.
  • Monks Leaze Clyse when first built thumbnail River Sowy - King's Sedgemoor Drain enhancementDetails of the proposed enhancement of the full 20km of the River Sowy - King's Sedgemoor Drain system.
  • Moorland flood warden Ed Florey stands by the River Parrett on a beautiful, sunny, frosty day Community Flood Resilience Plans help villages on Somerset LevelsCommunity Resilience Plans will help people living on the Somerset Lens to prepare for - and respond to - any future flooding.
  • Bridgwater Barrier thumbnail Design work to begin on Bridgwater BarrierConsultants have been appointed to carry out detailed technical work on a barrier in the River Parrett to protect Bridgwater and the Somerset Levels and Moors from the risk of tidal flooding.
  • Flood closure gate at Muchelney Road in Huish Episcopi thumbnail New gates to stop motorists driving through floodsNew gates across the Somerset Levels and Moors will be used during serious floods to close roads, keep motorists safe and avoid making unnecessary demands on firefighters and police. Eight new emergency road closure gates will be used instead of temporary 'Road Closed' signs to stop vehicles from driving through flood water and potentially getting stranded.
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