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.
A new report on possible locations for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier whittles the number down from seven to five. The move follows analysis of feedback from a public consultation session, and a stakeholder workshop, held in Bridgwater in March. A tidal surge barrier is needed to help protect Bridgwater for the next 100 years or more.
A detailed briefing about new dredging of 750 metres of the River Parrett for Somerset Rivers Authority in 2016.
Consultants have been appointed to carry out detailed technical work on a barrier in the River Parrett to protect homes and businesses in Bridgwater from the risk of tidal flooding.
The Cripps River on the Somerset Levels is dredged, as part of a Somerset Rivers Authority plan to improve flood defences across the county.
On-site preparations start for the latest phase of works at Beer Wall on the A372 new Othery. Two new river channels are to be created, and two tilting weirs installed.
The lorries have left, the grass has been seeded, and two ring bank flood protection schemes for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels are complete.