Reconstitution of the Axe Brue IDB

The Order for Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board reconstitution is now available to view on the Gov.uk website and the Drainage Board offices, Bradbury House, Highbridge.  Please follow this link to view the Order as published: Axe Brue Order ENVIRONMENT AGENCY LAND DRAINAGE ACT 1991 RECONSTITUTION OF THE AXE BRUE INTERNAL DRAINAGE BOARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Environment Agency has submitted to the Department for Environment, Food...

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NEW PIPE IS A LIFELINE FOR WILDLIFE AND FARMING ON SOMERSET COAST

A NEW freshwater pipe under the River Parrett has secured the future of rare birds and wildlife on internationally protected coastal land near Pawlett in Somerset. The new pipeline brings fresh water from the Quantock Hills, under the River Parrett, to an area known locally as Pawlett Hams and Pawlett Meads. [See map attached for reference only]. The Hams are famous for their agriculturally productive coastal grazing marshes and network of...

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Parrett Internal Drainage Board 2017 newsletter

The Parrett and Internal Drainage Board newsletter is are available to download. Parrett Newsletter 2016/17 Paper copies can be sent out on request; please contact the administration office: admin@somersetdbs.co.uk

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Axe Brue Drainage Board 2017 newsletter

The Axe Brue and Internal Drainage Board newsletter is are available to download. Axe Brue Newsletter 2016/17 Paper copies can be sent out on request; please contact the administration office: admin@somersetdbs.co.uk

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Assessment of the impact of water level management on flood risk

The Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium has undertaken an assessment of the role of water level management in the severity of flooding in Somerset. Understandable concerns have been raised that the maintenance of seasonal water levels can increase the severity of flooding by occupying storage capacity in ditches.  Therefore, the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium has assessed the effects of water level management on flooding in order to...

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