Bridgwater Tidal Barrier plans have reached a major milestone and people and organisations now have until 13 February 2020 to comment. The Barrier has been designed to help protect at least 11,300 properties and 1,500 businesses from climate change and future flood risks.
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.
A free day of talks and workshops to help people across Somerset prepare for emergencies is being held on Thursday 24 October in North Petherton near Bridgwater. Places can be booked now.
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.
Farmers in the Tone and Parrett catchments within Somerset are urged to bid for natural flood management works as part of the award-winning Hills to Levels project.
River bank repairs in the heart of Frome will reduce flood risks to about 300 properties. The works involve using an amphibious excavator on the River Frome.
Work funded by Somerset Rivers Authority helps to reduce the risks of flooding to homes and businesses around Bridgwater.
A public drop-in session to let people know the latest news about the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier scheme is being held on Monday, 10 July at Bridgwater Town Hall.
Somerset Rivers Authority creates more flood capacity near Frome, with works along the Mells River through Orchardleigh and the old Mill Race in Spring Gardens.
A site on the River Parrett between Express Park and Chilton Trinity village has been selected as the optimum location for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier.