Two sites have emerged as the most promising locations for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier - and people are now being urged to say which they prefer, and why - so that one site can go forward for more detailed analysis.
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.
Three old ponds are being restored, and a series of dams created, in the pleasant Meeds Valley in Montacute near Yeovil.
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.
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.
Leaders of organisations working to reduce the risk and impact of flooding in Somerset have welcomed Government investment of £13 million into the county's 20 Year Flood Action Plan.