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 public consultation is being run until Saturday 3 August on proposals to dredge the River Parrett between Stathe and Burrowbridge. Dredging would increase the river's capacity to carry flood water, and so help the SRA to protect people and properties. Some environmental improvements are also planned.
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.
Work funded by Somerset Rivers Authority helps to reduce the risks of flooding to homes and businesses around Bridgwater.
Major natural flood management works near Yeovil, funded by Somerset Rivers Authority, help to protect villages, hamlets and roads.
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.
Trials of different dredging methods on the River Parrett produced promising initial results for Somerset Rivers Authority. Evidence so far suggests that work done at the right times, in the right places, could be much cheaper, more effective, and better for the environment, local residents and farmers.
New techniques for dredging the River Parrett are tried out, as Somerset Rivers Authority seeks cheaper and better ways of maintaining tidal rivers.
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.