SRA Annual Report 2019-20
Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2019-20 is out now.
It covers activities funded by Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) between the start of April 2019 and the end of March 2020.
Over these 12 months, the SRA spent nearly £2.8 million on extra flood protection and resilience works across Somerset.
Of that total, just under £1.5million came from council tax raised solely for the SRA by Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council and South Somerset District Council, plus contributions from the Axe Brue and Parrett Internal Drainage Boards. Just over £1.3million was Growth Deal money from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership.
Dozens of places benefitted from activities designed to protect people, properties, businesses and roads, while also enhancing local environments.
Everybody in Somerset is affected directly or indirectly by issues with flooding, so the SRA invests in a wide range of actions countywide to reduce flood risks, and increase local resilience when floods do occur. All works are additional to those carried out by other Flood Risk Management Authorities in Somerset.
Two versions of the SRA Annual Report
There are two versions of the Annual Report. A longer version gives lots of details about SRA activities and is helpful for exploring what has been done at a very local level, right down to single fields and ponds and ditches. It includes around 130 photographs plus other illustrations.
The shorter version is much more selective, but still very informative and visual.
Get a PDF of the full-length SRA Annual Report 2019-20 (72 pages – 8MB)
Get a PDF of the summary of the SRA Annual Report 2019-20 (16 pages – 1MB)
However, you are particularly recommended to read the sections about Dredging and River Management and Land Management including natural flood management in full-length PDF form, if possible, because the full-length version contains many more photographs.