Remains from the lost 16th century hamlet of Tappingweir were uncovered as part of dredging works carried out along the River Parrett. People there led humble lives in centuries gone by, with inferior pots from West and South Somerset.
A public consultation is being run until Saturday 3 August on proposals to dredge the River Parrett between Stathe and Burrowbridge. Dredging would increase the river's capacity to carry flood water, and so help the SRA to protect people and properties. Some environmental improvements are also planned.
A public consultation about proposals to dredge the River Parrett between Stathe and Burrowbridge continues until Saturday, 1 June. This dredge is important because it would supplement other dredges of the Parrett and Tone since 2014 and tie in with other projects, such as enhancing the River Sowy and King’s Sedgemoor Drain.
Emergency road closure gates on the Somerset Levels are ready to protect drivers from flood water if required this winter (2018-9).
SRA launches survey to find out whether affordable flood insurance is still a problem for communities most badly affected by flooding in 2013-14.
Communities on the Somerset Levels get detailed plans to help them prepare for and respond to any future flooding.
New gates across the Somerset Levels and Moors will be used during serious floods to close roads, keep motorists safe and avoid making unnecessary demands on firefighters and police.