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.
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Contractors removing the historic “lump of concrete” from under Dunball Old Bridge.

“Lump of concrete” removed at Dunball sluice

Somerset County Council has teamed up with Somerset Rivers Authority to improve the flow of water and lessen dangerous turbulence through King's Sedgemoor Drain at Dunball north of Bridgwater. Benefits include protecting the two bridges which carry the A38 over King's Sedgemoor Drain at Dunball, and reducing the impact of any future local flooding.
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