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Somerset Levels and Moors: reducing the risk of flooding

What the Environment Agency is doing to reduce the risk of flooding on the Somerset Levels and Moors.

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The effectiveness of additional dredging

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Reducing flood risk in Somerset update

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This document explains how the Environment Agency is working with partners in Somerset on a 20 year flood action plan for the long-term sustainable future of the Somerset Levels and Moors. The action plan, owned by Somerset’s councils, internal drainage boards and local leaders, was drawn up following the widespread flooding of early 2014. A project to dredge 8 kilometres of the Rivers Parrett and Tone is part of the action plan and was completed on 29 October 2014.

Published 11 April 2014
Last updated 5 August 2015 + full page history
  1. Reducing flood risk in Somerset update added
  2. Online survey into River Sowy and King's Sedgemoor Drain enhancement options has ended.
  3. Briefing note on the effectiveness of additonal dredging added.
  4. Information added about the River Sowy and King's Sedgemoor Drain enhancement options.
  5. Dredging of Parrett and Tone completed, therefore page updated.
  6. Dredging 8km of river now complete, so dredging schedule removed.
  7. Briefing note for 24 October added in place of briefing note for 10 October.
  8. Briefing note for 17 October added in place of briefing note for 3 October.
  9. Briefing note for 10 Octboer 2014 added in place of 26 September
  10. Briefin note for 3 October added in place of the briefing for 19 September.
  11. Briefing note for for 26 September added in place of briefing note for 12 September.
  12. Briefing note for 19 September added in place of briefing note for 5 September 2014.
  13. Briefing note for 12 September 2014 added in place of briefing note for 29 August 2014
  14. Briefing note for 5 September 2014 added in place of briefing note for 22 August 2014.
  15. Briefing note for 22 August added in place of briefing note for 8 August.
  16. Briefing note for 15 August added in place of briefing note for 1 August 2014.
  17. Briefing note for 8 August added in place of briefing note for 25 July 2014.
  18. Briefing note for 1 August added. Note for 18 July removed.
  19. Dredging briefing note for 25 July added and briefing note for 11 July removed.
  20. Dredging briefing note for 18 July 2014 added.
  21. Information on dredging assessments added.
  22. New briefing note for 11 July added and briefing note for 27 June removed.
  23. Briefing note for 4 July 2014 added.
  24. There have been minor changes to the Parrett and Tone dredging schedule.
  25. Dredge briefing note for 27 June 2014 added.
  26. New Dredging Briefing note
  27. 13 June 2014 dredging briefing note added.
  28. Information added on Parrett barrier workshop and link to presentations on Facebook.
  29. Briefing note for 6 June 2014 added.
  30. Latest briefing note (30 May 2014) added.
  31. New update added
  32. New briefing note now available
  33. 16 May 2014 dredging project briefing note added.
  34. Schedule of dredging on the Rivers Tone and Parrett added, and map showing locations of dredging operations.
  35. New briefing note added (2 May issue).
  36. New briefing note added as an attachment.
  37. First published.