Jack-up barge installed on the River Parrett not far from Express Park buildings in Bridgwater.

What’s under the Parrett’s bed?

A jack-up barge is being used for investigations into the ground below the River Parrett near Express Park in Bridgwater. Results will influence the building of Bridgwater Tidal Barrier.

Out now: Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2018-19

Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2018-19 shows people what Somerset Rivers Authority has been doing to give Somerset greater flood protection and resilience. The report comes in two versions. One is more detailed than the other. Both are clear, wide-ranging and colourful.
Map showing site of Water Lane drainage improvement works and necessary traffic diversion route

Work to start at flooding hotspots in West Somerset

Drainage improvements near Stogursey and Hinkley Point will tackle historic flooding problems for Somerset Rivers Authority. The first phase of a two-part scheme is due to start on Monday 30 September 2019. Temporary road closures will be needed and diversions will be in place.
Large brambles and tall vegetation growing at SuDS basin near houses in East Huntspill

Want to get the best from your local SuDs? New guide shows how

Basic facts about SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are explained in a new guide that will help local people to improve the places where they live. SuDS copy natural processes. They bring benefits when they work well, unpleasantness when they do not.
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