About the SRA End of Year Report 2015-16

The Somerset Rivers Authority End of Year Report 2015-16 was produced primarily for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

It was sent first to Government ministers in Defra and the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) on 21 June, 2016.

Defra gave £1.9million of interim funding for Somerset Rivers Authority’s first year of existence (2015-16). In 2014, DCLG put £366,000 towards Somerset’s 20 Year Flood Action Plan and helped set up the SRA. So these departments were naturally interested in what the SRA had achieved during its first year.

Get a PDF of the SRA End of Year Report 2015-16.

Sections of the SRA End of Year Report 2015-16

Below, links in blue will take you to different sections of the report.

The report includes:


Read the Introduction to the SRA End of Year Report 2015-16

Part 1: Financial Analysis

Read the Financial Analysis in the SRA End of Year report 2015-16

Part 2: Somerset Rivers Authority’s Enhanced Maintenance Programme of works in 2015/16

Part 2 covers:

Dredging and river management

Pioneer dredging: high level carriers

Pioneer dredging: low land carriers

Monitoring silt build-up (yearly survey)

Maintaining newly dredged profiles (year 1 of 4-year cycle)

Removal of vegetation and/or sediment removal – viewed rhynes and main river

Step change in encouraging and enforcing riparian work

Other flood risk management measures

Local flood risk management measures

Tree work

FRM scheme development for 2016-17 + technical engineering, ecological and licensing work for 2015-16 & 2016-17 schemes

Schemes added 2015-16

Wirral Park Pumping Station, Glastonbury

West Somerset Streams

Wick Lane culvert, Brent Knoll

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