Search results for: Somerset Rivers Authority

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  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) will take place this Friday following the creation of the authority at the end of January. The SRA will help shape and improve flood management in the county, identifying what work is needed and funding and delivering a higher standard of flood protection. It will also […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The new Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) was officially launched over the weekend – with doubly good news as the work of the Flood Action Plan, for which it is now responsible, has received a three quarters of a million pound funding boost. The SRA’s set up, start date and interim funding for the coming financial […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The vision for a new authority overseeing the progress of Somerset’s Flood Action Plan has been backed by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet. Senior County Councillors have endorsed proposals for a new Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). The SRA’s reason-to-be would be to reduce the likelihood, duration and impact of flooding in the County. Somerset County Council […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    A key stretch of the River Parrett in Somerset will not be dredged this year, it has been confirmed. The Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA), created in 2015 to coordinate flood prevention efforts following the disastrous flooding of 2012 and 2013/2014, had intended to carry out dredging on the river between Oath and Burrowbridge this autumn. But […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee last Thursday, May 12th 2016, visited the Somerset Levels to discuss dredging and efforts to increase Somerset’s resilience against flood waters. During the visit, the Committee meet the Environment Agency and local partners in Taunton to find out what has been done to better prepare Somerset for future severe […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Since its launch in January 2015, the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) has been busy countywide, with schemes in West Somerset including flood risk management measures around Minehead, Holford, Sampford Brett, Bicknoller, Wootton Courtenay and Washford. SRA plans for 2016/17 include the reinstatement of annual maintenance to West Somerset streams (Doniford Stream, Horner Water, Traphole Stream […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Somerset County Council’s flood prevention works at Beer Wall should be complete before the end of July, Somerset County Council said. The works, which are the second phase of a key scheme to protect the A372 and increase the capacity of the River Sowy, started in April and were due to be finished at the […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A year after the major incident officially came to an end Somerset County Council is this week celebrating the incredible response to last year’s flooding on the Levels and Moors.  The widespread flooding was classified a ‘major incident’ between 24 January and the end of March last year. It is thought nearly 150 homes were […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A new community boat has arrived in Somerset to be kept on standby in case of any future flooding emergencies. This boat, complete with engine and trailer, has been funded by Somerset County Council with support from South Somerset District Council, and purchased through the Wheelyboat Trust. During the severe flooding of 2014, the village […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

     WM Plant Hire yesterday released this beautiful video about the dredging operations on the River Parrett. The scheme is being led for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board (IDB), working closely with the Environment Agency and Natural England. The aim of the proposed works is to help the SRA reduce […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance

     Plans are being drawn up to dredge the River Parrett between Northmoor and the M5, to continue to reduce local flood risks, Somerset Rivers Authority said in its latest announcement. The target date is early next year. Some matters need to be refined and assessed, but a recent short trial run was successful and […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) yesterday announced the latest update from the River Parrett dredging scheme, saying that it’s been a good few days for dredging operations, with high water levels and strong tides. Crews have been working 12 hours a day on the water injection dredging vessel Borr. “They’ve done in a few days what […]

  • 14 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging on the River Parrett downstream of Burrowbridge will start again this week, according to the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). SRA announced that the work will go on for at least a week and help to protect homes, businesses and roads from flooding. They also added that the dredging is being done for Somerset […]

  • 1 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular videos from the past year.   Royal IHC VIDEO: Assembly of the 2000th Pump The 2,000th pump is one of two onboard double-walled dredge pumps for Jan De Nul Group’s new self-designed 18,000m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) that is currently being built.   Cutter Dredger JULIA Launching […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Business & Finance

     Dredging of the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels is a major spectacle. See how it’s being done for Somerset Rivers Authority by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and contractors WM Longreach in this short video. The work is reducing flood risks for up to 200 properties across a wide area. The Environment Agency […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    A public consultation is underway about proposals to dredge the River Parrett between Stathe and Burrowbridge and will continue until Saturday, 1 June. The scheme is being led for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board (IDB), working closely with the Environment Agency and Natural England. The aim of the proposed works […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    A new £2.76 million program of flood works across Somerset has been approved by the Board of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). Following the Board’s annual budget-setting meeting, 28 projects costing £1.703 million will be carried out at hundreds of sites over the coming year and beyond. Another £1.057 million is being put towards a multi-million […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Recent trials of different dredging methods on the River Parrett produced promising initial results for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). Few months ago, tests of water injection dredging and agitation dredging, in combination with sophisticated monitoring, were carried out for the SRA by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and contractors Van Oord, on sections of river […]

  • 8 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 2-January 8 2017).   Ship Launching Ceremonies of 2016 In 2016, dredging industry saw the launching of some of the most interesting vessels ever made for this sector. DT brings you a brief overview of the launching ceremonies that […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Trials of different dredging methods on the River Parrett, carried out by Van Oord working in partnership with the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and the Somerset Rivers Authority, have produced promising initial results, Team Van Oord said in its latest announcement. Tests of water injection dredging and agitation dredging were carried out on sections of […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Van Oord’s water injection dredger Borr is currently working on the River Parrett, testing new methods of dredging Somerset’s rivers. The dredging trials, funded by Somerset Rivers Authority, are being delivered by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and their contractors Van Oord. During the three-week trials, dredging will be carried out between Westonzoyland Pumping Station and Burrowbridge. The […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    New techniques for dredging the Parrett are being tested this November and December, as Somerset Rivers Authority seeks cheaper and better ways of maintaining tidal rivers. Three weeks of trials are being carried out between Westonzoyland Pumping Station and Burrowbridge to see how effective water injection dredging and agitation dredging can be at getting silt […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Wells MP James Heappey last week completed a series of tours with the Environment Agency to see the work being done to reduce the risk of flooding within the Wells Constituency. On previous visits, Mr Heappey had visited the coastal flood defenses at Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean as well as key sites on the River […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The latest phase of the River Parrett dredging scheme was successfully wrapped up last week, according to thisisthewestcountry.co.uk. Contractors have spent the past three months removing 13,000 cubic meters of material from a 750 m stretch of the Parrett between Northmoor Pumping Station and Linden Farm. Some of the equipment that was used for the […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The next stage of maintenance dredging on the Somerset Levels, designed to prevent future flooding in the area, is in full swing now. The new dredging will take place along the 750m long section of the Parrett River downstream of Northmoor Pumping Station. The scheme is being managed and run jointly by the Somerset Rivers […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following successful completion of 2.2km maintenance dredging project along the River Parrett, the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) has decided to continue the works with 750 meters of new dredging. New dredging is due to begin in April of 750m of the Parrett downstream of Northmoor Pumping Station. The work follows on 2.2km of maintenance dredging of the Parrett, done for the SRA […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The dredging operations are currently underway along the River Parrett, with the main goal to provide extra protection against flooding in Somerset. This flood protection work along 3 km of the River Parrett started at the end of November, with two contracts for dredging being funded by Somerset Rivers Authority. One contract – awarded by the […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun on dredging the Cripps River on the Somerset Levels, as part of a Somerset Rivers Authority plan to improve flood defenses across the county. Desilting of the full 1.6 miles of the Cripps is being done by the Environment Agency on behalf of Somerset Rivers Authority, with long-reach excavators being used on […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A fresh round of dredging on the River Parrett will begin next year, after the Board of the Somerset Rivers Authority agreed to target a stretch between Northmoor and the M5. Following on from the dredging of 8km of the Parrett and Tone in 2014, the SRA has picked out 0.75km between Northmoor pumping station […]