SRA-funded works to reduce flooding on the A39 at Carhampton are ahead of schedule, so new road closure arrangements are being brought in. From Tuesday 19 October, on weekdays only, not Saturday and Sunday, the A39 at Carhampton will instead be closed from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. These evening works are expected to be completed by Thursday 28 October.
Works to reduce flooding on the main road serving West Somerset will be carried out from Monday 11 October. Somerset County Council's Highways department has teamed up with Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) for a £350,000 scheme of major drainage improvements on the A39 at Carhampton Cross and the B3191 Eastbury Road. The extent of the work means road closures will be needed. Diversions will be in place from Williton and Dunster out across Exmoor. Every effort will be made to get the works done as quickly as possible.
Ways of adapting to climate change on the Somerset Levels can be explored with a new web-based app. The app is part of the Adapting the Levels project, which is backed by Somerset Rivers Authority. Its purpose is to help local people and organisations turn ideas into plans for action, particularly as regards flooding and drought.
A new report from Adapting the Levels shows people on the Somerset Levels wanting more action on climate change. Subjects covered include nature, farming, and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
A new silt trap has been installed in Barrington, as part of a series of moves by Somerset Rivers Authority to reduce flood risks in the village.
A Wessex Water scheme to protect homes in Highbridge from some very unpleasant flooding is backed by Somerset Rivers Authority and Somerset County Council.
People living in and around Wedmore and Langport are invited to take part in a major new Somerset climate change project called Adapting the Levels. Come to the Ridgway Hall in Langport between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 29 February. Children and young people are welcome to attend. A similar event in Wedmore at the start of February was a popular success.
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.