Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the UK’s first countywide auction for works to help stop flooding. The auction will be run online from February 26 - March 12 at www.nfmauction.org.uk.
A Private Members’ Bill to help secure the future of Somerset Rivers Authority, and give local people more powers to tackle flooding, has moved forward in Parliament.
Emergency road closure gates on the Somerset Levels are ready to protect drivers from flood water if required this winter (2018-9).
SRA launches survey to find out whether affordable flood insurance is still a problem for communities most badly affected by flooding in 2013-14.
Somerset farmers successfully bid for £30,000 in first online auction for natural flood management works. A second auction is now being planned for 2019.
Two sites along King’s Sedgemoor Drain are being dredged for Somerset Rivers Authority, as part of a programme to reduce flood risks across 150 square miles.
15 properties in Monksilver to benefit as Somerset Rivers Authority gives £170,000 for two-pronged attack on flooding.
Farmers in the Tone and Parrett catchments within Somerset are urged to bid for natural flood management works as part of the award-winning Hills to Levels project.
River bank repairs in the heart of Frome will reduce flood risks to about 300 properties. The works involve using an amphibious excavator on the River Frome.
Somerset Rivers Authority publishes its End of Year Report for 2017-18, covering flood works in hundreds of places.