Three drop-in sessions about River Sowy and King’s Sedgemoor Drain enhancements are being held this month (17 – 19 February).
The events at Westonzoyland, Othery and Aller will give you chance to learn and ask questions about important works coming up in the second half of 2020.
Enhancements to the Sowy-King’s Sedgemoor Drain (KSD) system will help to reduce flood risks across a large part of the Somerset Levels and Moors.
Pictured top: the Parrett’s intersection with the Sowy – also known as the Parrett Flood Relief Channel – at Monk’s Leaze Clyse near Aller, in time of flood.
Below: a map showing how the Sowy branches off from the Parrett and flows down to King’s Sedgemoor Drain, which then intersects with the Parrett at Dunball just north of Bridgwater.
Works are being delivered for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) by the Environment Agency. The SRA is using Growth Deal funding from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and money put specially aside from local council tax.
Drop-in sessions – where and when
You are welcome to come along and talk to the Sowy-KSD project team at:
- Westonzoyland Village Hall, 3.30 – 7.00pm, Monday 17 February
- Othery Village Hall, 3.30-7pm, Tuesday 18 February
- Aller Village Hall, 2-6.30pm, Wednesday 19 February
Works planned for 2020 will increase the capacity of the Sowy to carry flood water while mitigating any detrimental impacts affecting nearby areas that are valuable for wildlife.
Further works are being designed by the Environment Agency for the SRA, for example channel smoothing at Dunball at the bottom end of the Sowy-KSD system.
For more information email Sowy.KSD@environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0203 0250 220.
Downloadable PDF poster: A4-poster-advertising-Sowy-Kings-Sedgemoor-Drain-drop-in-sessions-Febrruary-2020
Pictured below: the Parrett (left) and the Sowy (right) with their banks full.