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.
A detailed briefing about new dredging of 750 metres of the River Parrett for Somerset Rivers Authority in 2016.
Ten acres of new woodland are created in the catchment of the River Isle, on Lord Cameron’s estate at Dillington near Ilminster.
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.
A fresh round of dredging on the River Parrett will begin next year (2016), after Somerset Rivers Authority agreed to target a stretch between Northmoor and the M5.