Small hi-tech boat doing silt-monitoring work on the River Parrett near Express Park in Bridgwater.

Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) was launched in January 2015 as a response to the devastating floods of winter 2013-14. More floods since then have brought Somerset more misery.

Somerset Rivers Authority’s purpose is to reduce the risks and impacts of flooding across Somerset, as set out in the new SRA Strategy 2024-34.

Somerset Rivers Authority is a partnership. SRA partners are:

  • Somerset Council
  • the Axe Brue and Parrett Internal Drainage Boards
  • Environment Agency
  • Natural England
  • Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee
  • Wessex Water

Partners work together as the SRA to achieve more for Somerset than they could individually.

This website shows what the Somerset Rivers Authority partnership is achieving, and how.


Video: Merriott Stream restoration part-funded by SRA

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