Hands-on activities help pupils learn about flooding

Children enjoyed learning more about flooding when Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) and Environment Agency staff visited St John & St Francis Church School in Bridgwater. Get in touch with the SRA if your school would like a school visit.

‘When you know the water’s coming’ by Liv Torc

A piece written and performed by the Somerset poet Liv Torc for the United Nations' COP26 climate change conference held in Glasgow in November 2021. For this personal take on prospects for the Somerset Levels and Moors, organised through the international Hot Poets project, Liv worked with partners in Adapting the Levels, which is part-funded by Somerset Rivers Authority.

How the Somerset Moors work

An updated version of the Environment Agency's guide to How the Somerset Moors work. It shows in detail how water is moved around the Moors when the River Parrett and the River Tone flood. Rivers, Moors, spillways, sluice gates and pumping stations interact in complex ways.
The A39-B3191 Carhampton Cross junction with traffic cones marking off an area of new tarmac under which part of a new drainage system has been installed.

Carhampton flood works now focused on B3191 Blue Anchor road

Up-to-date information about what's happening on roads in Carhampton this November 2021. Works to reduce flooding are being done for Somerset Rivers Authority by Somerset County Council's Highways department. The B3191 Blue Anchor road is currently closed.
Four pictures of drainage improvements including new pipes and gully pots along the side of the A39 close to Carhampton.

Revised road closure plans as A39 Carhampton flood work progresses

SRA-funded works to reduce flooding on the A39 at Carhampton are ahead of schedule, so new road closure arrangements are being brought in. From Tuesday 19 October, on weekdays only, not Saturday and Sunday, the A39 at Carhampton will instead be closed from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. These evening works are expected to be completed by Thursday 28 October.

Enlarged rivers to safeguard Somerset Levels

Two rivers are being made bigger this autumn to help reduce flood risks across 150 square miles of the Somerset Levels and Moors. The River Sowy-King’s Sedgemoor Drain Enhancements Scheme (Phase One) is being delivered for Somerset Rivers Authority by the Environment Agency. The scheme is being partly funded by Growth Deal money from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of a wide-ranging programme of works spread over several years costing £7.2 million.
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