The Somerset Rivers Authority's (SRA) Annual Report for 2019-20 has just been published. It showcases some of the SRA’s many achievements over the past 12 months and is a good, interesting read.

Dozens of places across Somerset have benefitted from extra flood protection and resilience works funded by the SRA. In 2019-20, nearly £2.8million was spent on actions designed to protect people, properties, businesses and roads, while also enhancing local environments.

Everybody in Somerset is affected directly or indirectly by issues with flooding, so the SRA invests in a wide range of actions countywide to reduce flood risks and increase local resilience when floods do occur. All works are additional to those carried out by other Flood Risk Management Authorities in Somerset.

There are two versions of the report, and you can download these via the following links:

The longer version gives lots of detail about SRA activities and is helpful for exploring what has been done at a very local level, right down to single fields and ponds and ditches. It includes around 130 photographs plus other illustrations. The shorter version is much more selective, but still very informative and visual.

You can also read the entire text, split up into accessible sections, on the SRA’s website (click here to redirect). 

Cllr David Hall, Chair of the Somerset Rivers Authority, hopes that you very much that you will enjoy reading the SRA Annual Report 2019-20, whichever version you choose. If you have any comments or questions, or would like to know more, please contact Somerset Rivers Authority on [email protected] or call 01823 355111.