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.
Muchelney's impressive road-raising scheme is nominated for the Construction and Engineering Project of the Year Award.
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.
An ambitious road-raising scheme in Muchelney, which will reduce the impact of future flooding, has won a coveted national award.
Geography pupils at Huish Episcopi Academy visit a major Somerset Levels flood protection scheme.