Somerset Rivers Authority has funded work to clear a thickly overgrown brook in Carhampton, to cut flood risk in the village and along the A39. Few other places in Somerset are currently being targeted with such a range of flood alleviation activities as Carhampton.
A site on the River Parrett between Express Park and Chilton Trinity village has been selected as the optimum location for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier.
A grant from Somerset Rivers Authority has helped to buy an automatic sandbagging machine for the Somerset branch of the Rapid Relief Team. Rapid Relief Team members previously used shovels for the back-breaking job of filling thousands of sandbags to protect people and properties.
Somerset Rivers Authority is reducing flood risk in Minehead by funding improvements along the Bratton Stream in Parks Walk. The aim is to enhance the stream’s capacity to carry water, while maintaining its appeal as a popular feature of Minehead’s second-biggest park.
Public feedback about possible locations for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier is analysed in a new report.
Somerset Rivers Authority is funding work to reduce flood risk and protect a historic bridge in Rode near Frome. Rode Bridge was originally built around 1777 as a toll bridge for the Black Dog Turnpike Trust.
Trials of different dredging methods on the River Parrett produced promising initial results for Somerset Rivers Authority. Evidence so far suggests that work done at the right times, in the right places, could be much cheaper, more effective, and better for the environment, local residents and farmers.
New techniques for dredging the River Parrett are tried out, as Somerset Rivers Authority seeks cheaper and better ways of maintaining tidal rivers.
Flood defences put at risk of collapse by badgers have been protected in a scheme funded by Somerset Rivers Authority and delivered by the Environment Agency. No badgers were moved or harmed in the work.
Somerset Rivers Authority has funded a community equipment store in Dunster. Its kit will help Dunster's new Flood Group fight flooding.