Farmers across Somerset made well over 100 bids in the county’s biggest auction yet for works to help stop flooding. The auction ran online in the second half of March. Somerset Rivers Authority, the Environment Agency and the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest offered farmers a choice of up to seven different methods of natural flood management. Bids are now being checked.
People living in and around Wedmore and Langport are invited to take part in a major new Somerset climate change project called Adapting the Levels. Come to the Ridgway Hall in Langport between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 29 February. Children and young people are welcome to attend. A similar event in Wedmore at the start of February was a popular success.
SRA support enables Somerset to take part in a new project that will help people adapt to the water-related effects of climate change - flood and drought.
Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the UK’s first countywide auction for works to help stop flooding. The auction will be run online from February 26 - March 12 at www.nfmauction.org.uk.
Somerset farmers successfully bid for £30,000 in first online auction for natural flood management works. A second auction is now being planned for 2019.
15 properties in Monksilver to benefit as Somerset Rivers Authority gives £170,000 for two-pronged attack on flooding.
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.
Major natural flood management works near Yeovil, funded by Somerset Rivers Authority, help to protect villages, hamlets and roads.
Pioneering work to slow the flow of water from the Quantock Hills down to the Somerset Levels is being funded by Somerset Rivers Authority. The project is partly a reaction to three unusually intense, localised storms that washed away around 1,200 tonnes of soil and gravel.
See works to re-connect a river with its floodplain, which will help to prevent flooding on the Somerset Levels. With Joanna Uglow of FWAG and engineer James Hector.