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News press releases and general updates on other projects that relate to Somerset flooding.
Dredging the River Parrett: an update for local communities
Useful information about two new dredges of the River Parrett, being carried out over the winter of 2015/2016 and funded by Somerset Rivers Authority.
Somerset Rivers Authority funds dredging of Cripps River
The Cripps River on the Somerset Levels is dredged, as part of a Somerset Rivers Authority plan to improve flood defences across the county.
Environment Agency trigger points target Somerset floods
Trigger point videos show how the Environment Agency will respond to the threat of serious flooding on the Somerset Levels and Moors.
Somerset Rivers Authority approves new dredging on River Parrett
A fresh round of dredging on the River Parrett will begin early in 2016, after the Board of the Somerset Rivers Authority agreed to target a stretch between Northmoor and the M5. 2.5km of maintenance dredging is also due to go ahead.
More national acclaim for Muchelney road-raising scheme
Muchelney road-raising Highly Commended at National Transport awards. The scheme was part of the Flood Action Plan now overseen by Somerset Rivers Authority.
Somerset Rivers Authority to ask Ministers for legal powers to raise funds
The Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) today unanimously agreed to recommend to Ministers a funding option for future flood protection which could establish it as a new statutory body with legal powers to raise income. Press release – September 23, 2015
New Beer Wall work next step for major Sowy River scheme
The next stage of major work at Beer Wall on the A372 which will enhance the capacity of the River Sowy system, is set to begin shortly as machinery was mobilised and preparations started on site this week. September 2, 2015
Muchelney scheme on the road to further recognition
The award-winning road raising scheme at Muchelney has been nominated for a second industry accolade. August 7th 2015
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