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Second phase of Somerset Levels dredging completed

The second phase of dredging on the River Parrett in Somerset has been completed.

In the last three months 13,000 cubic metres of material have been removed from a 750m stretch of the river between Northmoor Pumping Station and Linden Farm.

The work - funded by the Somerset Rivers Authority, and carried out by the Environment Agency - is designed to improve the flow of the river and reduce the risk of flooding.

It follows phase one, which was completed in 2014 where 130,000 cubic metres of material from an 8 km stretch of the Rivers Tone and Parrett around Burrowbridge.

13,000
cubic metres of material removed from 750m stretch of River Parrett.

We're delighted that another important piece of work to reduce flood risk in the county has been completed.

No one can promise to stop flooding, but everything that the SRA is doing reduces the likelihood and impact of any future flooding.

– John Osman, Chair of the Somerset Rivers Authority