Wrington Flood Relief Scheme About to Begin

The second stage of a £1.4m scheme to help alleviate flooding in Wrington will start on Monday, 2 July, North Somerset Council said in its latest release. 

The project, jointly funded by North Somerset Council, the Environment Agency, Wessex Water and developer contributions, will see the construction of a new bank over the Rye Brook.

Stretching 163m and reaching two meters in height, the bank, known as a flood storage embankment, will provide an area for excess water to be contained when the Rye Brook reaches full capacity. The bank will include a small outlet for the Rye Brook to continue flowing along its natural course.

The project, which will be constructed by Skanska, will take 16 weeks to complete and will include digging down four meters.

According to the council’s announcement, the resulting bank will reduce the risk of flooding in the Rickyard Road and Silver Street area dramatically.

The bank is being built to hold water from a ‘one in fifty year storm’ and is expected to prevent properties from flooding in the future. Gardens may still flood during extreme weather.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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