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.
A new £2.76million programme of flood works across Somerset is approved by the Board of Somerset Rivers Authority. The SRA's council tax charge stays the same as it was in 2016.
Two sites along King’s Sedgemoor Drain are being dredged for Somerset Rivers Authority, as part of a programme to reduce flood risks across 150 square miles.
New gates across the Somerset Levels and Moors will be used during serious floods to close roads, keep motorists safe and avoid making unnecessary demands on firefighters and police.
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.
Somerset County Council and partners celebrate the formal completion of the second stage of major flood protection works at Beer Wall on the A372 near Othery.
Geography pupils at Huish Episcopi Academy visit a major Somerset Levels flood protection scheme.