Contents of Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2022-23

The Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) Annual Report 2022-23 covers activities funded by the SRA between the start of April 2022 and the end of March 2023.

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Foreword to the SRA Annual Report 2022-23 by SRA Chair Councillor Mike Stanton

Workstream 1 (W1): Dredging and River Management

Introduction to Dredging and River Management 2022-23

Water injection dredging and silt monitoring 2022-23

River Sowy – King’s Sedgemoor Drain enhancements scheme (Phase 1) 2022-23

Bridgwater Tidal Barrier 2022-23

River Brue modelling 2022-23

Taunton Strategic Flood Alleviation Improvements Scheme 2022-23

‘Resetting’ the River Aller on Exmoor 2022-23

Langport flow station 2022-23

Dunball Sluice 2022-23

Water storage trials 2022-23

Strategic Approach to Mitigation 2022-23

Dulverton Weir 2022-23

De-silting structures 2022-23

Workstream 2 (W2): Land management including Natural Flood Management

Introduction to Land Management including Natural Flood Management 2022-23

Natural Flood Management capital grant schemes across Somerset 2022-23

Natural Flood Management Online Auctions 2022-23

Highways Referrals and Soil Visits in 2022-2023

Natural Flood Management for Doniford catchment farms 2022-23

Somerset Beaver Strategy 2022-23

Somerset Levels and Moors peat trials 2022-23

Wellhams Brook water storage study 2022-23

Trees for Water Action Fund 2022-23

See also: placed under W5 but with strong connections to this workstream and others

Adapting the Levels 2022-23

Workstream 3 (W3): Urban Water Management

Introduction to Urban Water Management and SuDS 2022-23

SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) inspections 2022-23

Somerset-specific SuDS guidance and SuDS website 2022-23

Wells catchment study 2022-23

Flood risk reduction works in Rode and Beckington 2022-23

Minehead 25-Year Flood Action Plan 2022-23

River Sheppey catchment action plan 2022-23

Workstream 4 (W4): Resilient Infrastructure

Introduction to Resilient Infrastructure 2022-23

A358 Combe Florey drainage improvements 2022-23

Creech Heathfield drainage improvements 2022-23

Marston Magna drainage improvements 2022-23

Chadmead bank improvements 2022-23

Enhanced maintenance of highways and structures 2022-23

Asset upgrades at frequently jetted sites 2022-23

A note for serious seekers of drainage knowledge: the Enhanced maintenance page includes links to pages providing lists of all 844 places which had extra SRA-funded gully-emptying in 2022-23. The Enhanced maintenance page also lists the 132 places which benefitted from extra SRA-funded drain jetting. This additional information about gully-emptying and drain jetting is not provided in PDFs of the Annual Report, because it would take up too much space.

Workstream 5 (W5): Building local resilience

Introduction to Building Local Resilience 2022-23

Somerset Community Resilience event 2022 and Somerset Water Forum

Grants to communities for equipment and training 2022-23

Adapting the Levels 2022-23

(Note: The section about Adapting the Levels includes details about moor associations, a climate adaptation toolkit and two video animations, about Somerset’s Peat and Floodplain Connections.)

Financial Summary

Financial Summary, including Local Partner Funding 2022-23

Flood Action Plan Review

Progress with the review of Somerset’s 20 Year Flood Action Plan 2022-23

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