Drainage improvements near Stogursey and Hinkley Point will tackle historic flooding problems for Somerset Rivers Authority. The first phase of a two-part scheme is due to start on Monday 30 September 2019. Temporary road closures will be needed and diversions will be in place.
SRA support enables Somerset to take part in a new project that will help people adapt to the water-related effects of climate change - flood and drought.
A £170,000 Somerset Rivers Authority scheme to reduce flood risks in Monksilver starts on Monday, 8 April. The works will require temporary road closures and diversions.
A huge Somerset Rivers Authority study of drainage systems around new properties aims to help reduce flood risks and make places better to live.
Emergency road closure gates on the Somerset Levels are ready to protect drivers from flood water if required this winter (2018-9).
Thousands of drivers will benefit from works funded by Somerset Rivers Authority to reduce flooding on a notorious blind corner near Huish Episcopi.
Somerset Rivers Authority has funded work to clear a thickly overgrown brook in Carhampton, to cut flood risk in the village and along the A39. Few other places in Somerset are currently being targeted with such a range of flood alleviation activities as Carhampton.
Somerset County Council has teamed up with Somerset Rivers Authority to improve the flow of water and lessen dangerous turbulence through King's Sedgemoor Drain at Dunball north of Bridgwater. Benefits include protecting the two bridges which carry the A38 over King's Sedgemoor Drain at Dunball, and reducing the impact of any future local flooding.
An innovative road-raising scheme at Muchelney has been highly commended in the National Transport Awards - narrowly missing out on the top prize to Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. Even through floods as bad as those of winter 2014, the road could now stay open.
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.