The Somerset Rivers Authority have released their annual report, outlining the work that has taken place in the last 12 months. FWAG SouthWest have worked alongside the Somerset Rivers Authority to deliver the Natural Flood Management Auction that took place earlier this year, as well as on projects such as Trees for Water; you will find these outlined with the report. 


The following words are by Cllr David Hall, Chair, Somerset Rivers Authority

The SRA’s Annual Report for 2020-21 has just been published. It concentrates on the SRA’s many achievements over the past 12 months and also covers progress on some bigger themes and projects since the devastating floods of 2013-14. 

Hundreds of places across Somerset have benefitted from extra flood protection and resilience works funded by the SRA. In 2020-21, the SRA spent £3.344 million on actions designed to protect people, properties, businesses and roads, while enhancing local environments, in accordance with the objectives of Somerset’s 20 Year Flood Action Plan.

Everyone 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.

There are two versions of the report. The longer version (click here to download) gives a large amount of detail about SRA activities and is helpful for exploring what has been done at a very local level, right down to single fields, ponds, ditches and culverts. It includes around 80 photographs plus other illustrations. The shorter version (click here to download) is 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. Start at Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2020-21 - Somerset Rivers Authority

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.


Somerset Rivers Authority, County Hall. Taunton, TA1 4DY