Volunteers in Ham and Martock have helped to reduce flood risks in and around their villages. For the benefit of people living elsewhere in Somerset, six key figures share lessons they have learned. They point out some of the equipment that can now be used and some of the drainage, flood defence and natural flood management works that have been carried out locally.
Somerset communities who want to get better prepared for emergencies can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for training and equipment. Learn more about how to apply. Hear from people who have been successful.
See the Environment Agency's River Parrett Field Team in action and learn about improvements at North Drain Pumping Station, part-funded by Somerset Rivers Authority in 2020.
The video that helped Hills to Levels win the UK River Prize 2018.
Eye-opening and impressive. Somerset's landscape filmed from the sky, to show natural flood management works like ponds in context.
A short video with aerial footage showing a new cascade of ponds at Brompton Ralph in West Somerset, funded by Somerset Rivers Authority.
See how part of an old silted-up channel has been dug out to allow huge amounts of floodwater to be stored in a field, as it used to be, off the River Isle near Donyatt.
See works to re-connect a river with its floodplain, which will help to prevent flooding on the Somerset Levels. With Joanna Uglow of FWAG and engineer James Hector.
See rock rolls installed on the River Isle to prevent erosion and stop soil from the riverbank causing problems downstream. The video's presented by Joanna Uglow of FWAG SW.
In times of flood, it helps to store water higher up in river catchments. Leaky ponds hold water back, then release it safely.