A new section of the River Parrett is to be dredged for Somerset Rivers Authority, to reduce flood risks to local people, properties, roads and land. Large quantities of silt will be removed from 1.37miles (2.2km) of the river between Moorland and the M5, to increase its capacity to carry flood water.
See the Environment Agency's River Parrett Field Team in action and learn about improvements at North Drain Pumping Station, part-funded by Somerset Rivers Authority in 2020.
Remains from the lost 16th century hamlet of Tappingweir were uncovered as part of dredging works carried out along the River Parrett. People there led humble lives in centuries gone by, with inferior pots from West and South Somerset.
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.