SRA Annual Report 2019-20: Tootle Bridge and Catsham
An initial review has been completed of options to reduce flood risks for properties in the hamlets of Tootle Bridge and Catsham, about 6 miles south-east of Glastonbury.
On behalf of the SRA, Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium hired consultants Edenvale Young to re-assess a report into possible solutions that was prepared for the Environment Agency in 2007.
Various factors have changed since then. For example, in their initial review, the consultants note that Environment Agency guidance about hydrological analysis has been updated, new hydraulic models of the Brue and Parrett have been produced, and construction costs have increased.
IDB engineers are now working with the same consultants on recommendations for the SRA.