The Environment Agency was joined yesterday by military personnel as it starts the inspection of flood defences across the South West.
The Agency will be inspecting more than 30,000 flood defence assets across the region. This will include defences around the whole south west coast from Bristol to Bournemouth and along the many thousand miles of main-river within the region.
“This is a huge task for the Environment Agency, with miles of coastline, river banks, defences, including over 30,000 assets, to be inspected throughout the South West,” said Neal Ricketts for the Environment Agency.
Press Release, March 7, 2014