Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2018-19 shows people what Somerset Rivers Authority has been doing to give Somerset greater flood protection and resilience. The report comes in two versions. One is more detailed than the other. Both are clear, wide-ranging and colourful.
A free day of talks and workshops to help people across Somerset prepare for emergencies is being held on Thursday 24 October in North Petherton near Bridgwater. Places can be booked now.
Drainage improvements near Stogursey and Hinkley Point will tackle historic flooding problems for Somerset Rivers Authority. The first phase of a two-part scheme is due to start on Monday 30 September 2019. Temporary road closures will be needed and diversions will be in place.
Basic facts about SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are explained in a new guide that will help local people to improve the places where they live. SuDS copy natural processes. They bring benefits when they work well, unpleasantness when they do not.
SRA support enables Somerset to take part in a new project that will help people adapt to the water-related effects of climate change - flood and drought.
A public consultation is being run until Saturday 3 August on proposals to dredge the River Parrett between Stathe and Burrowbridge. Dredging would increase the river's capacity to carry flood water, and so help the SRA to protect people and properties. Some environmental improvements are also planned.
A public consultation about proposals to dredge the River Parrett between Stathe and Burrowbridge continues until Saturday, 1 June. This dredge is important because it would supplement other dredges of the Parrett and Tone since 2014 and tie in with other projects, such as enhancing the River Sowy and King’s Sedgemoor Drain.
A dangerously crumbling culvert on the Somerset Levels has been repaired to reduce flood risks for Somerset Rivers Authority.
A £170,000 Somerset Rivers Authority scheme to reduce flood risks in Monksilver starts on Monday, 8 April. The works will require temporary road closures and diversions.
A huge Somerset Rivers Authority study of drainage systems around new properties aims to help reduce flood risks and make places better to live.