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This page contains information about:

Latest Progress Update

Economic Impact Assessment

The Effectiveness of Additional Dredging

SRA's partners contact details

Emergency and community resilience

Progress Update

For details of some recent work across Somerset and a taste of some plans for the future, read the latest issue of the SRA's Progress Update, called The Stream. You can also download a PDF of the latest issue of the SRA's progress update, which concentrates particularly on the start of SRA dredging trials, extra highways cleansing schemes in many parishes across Somerset and the launch of a new flood group in Dunster, along with updates on several other projects.

Economic Impact Assessment

The aims of the Economic Impact Assessment were to establish the true economic impact of the Somerset floods of winter 2013-14; to inform the 20 Year Flood Action Plan; and to provide evidence for investment in flood risk management.

The report shows the floods'  economic cost to Somerset was up to £147.5 million, with the South West region also significantly affected.

A flooded room in Somerset 2014, with upturned chair and abandoned washing
The winter floods of 2014/14 turned the lives of people in Somerset upside-down.

The assessment, published in July 2015, was carried out by independent consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff for Somerset County Council, a partner in the Somerset Rivers Authority.

Click here to read a summary of Economic Impact Assessment.

Click here to read the full Economic Impact Assessment and Appendices.

Questions & Answers

The Effectiveness of Additional Dredging

River Tone looking downstream Currymoor Pumping Station
The River Tone looking downstream from Currymoor Pumping Station

One of the priorities in the 20 Year Flood Action Plan is to assess the effectiveness of dredging to reduce flood risk in the Somerset Levels and Moors.

Please click here to read the paper.

SRA Partners' Contact Details

To contact partners of the SRA, please visit:

Environment Agency

Website: www.gov.uk/environment-agency
Facebook: www.facebook.com/environmentagencywessex
Twitter: www.twitter.com/envagencysw

Mendip District Council
Website: www.mendip.gov.uk

Natural England
Website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

Sedgemoor District Council
Website: www.sedgemoor.gov.uk

Somerset County Council
Website: www.somerset.gov.uk
Flood pages: www.somerset.gov.uk/flooding

Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium
Website: www.somersetdrainageboards.gov.uk

South Somerset District Council
Website: www.southsomerset.gov.uk

Taunton Deane Borough Council
Website: www.tauntondeane.gov.uk

Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
Website: www.gov.uk/government/groups/wessex-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee

West Somerset District Council
Website: www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk

Emergency help

For information about helping the public understand who can assist before, during and after an emergency, and provide you with guidance through the process of becoming a resilient community within Somerset, please click on the following link:

http://www.communityresiliencesomerset.org.uk/

If you would like to get in touch please contact us at sra@somerset.gov.uk or tel: 01823 355111
The Flood Action Plan is now overseen by the Somerset Rivers Authority and can be contacted on the above.