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.
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.
Eye-opening and impressive. Somerset's landscape filmed from the sky, to show natural flood management works like ponds in context.
A short video with aerial footage showing a new cascade of ponds at Brompton Ralph in West Somerset, funded by Somerset Rivers Authority.
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.
Three old ponds are being restored, and a series of dams created, in the pleasant Meeds Valley in Montacute near Yeovil.
Ten acres of new woodland are created in the catchment of the River Isle, on Lord Cameron’s estate at Dillington near Ilminster.
See woody dams being created in the Blackdown Hills - with expert commentary from Ben Thorne of FWAG SW. (That's not him in the thumbnail! It's Bryony Sadler of FLAG being interviewed by the BBC).