Drop in session to tell you about Beer Wall and River Sowy



Plans for works that would prevent the closure of the A372 at times of flood and increase the capacity of the River Sowy will be shared with the public this month.

A drop-in event in Othery Village Hall on Tuesday, 22 July, 3-8pm, is being jointly hosted by the Environment Agency and Somerset County Council as part of engaging with the community on delivering the multi-agency Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan.

It will give information about the County Council’s scheme that would see four new culverts built to the east of Langacre Rhyne which runs alongside the Sowy under the A372 at Beer Wall.

At times of flood, the culverts would allow water to pass under the road and feed back into the rhyne. Last winter the A372 was flooded at Beer Wall for several weeks and then closed to accommodate emergency pumping.

The drop-in event will be a chance for people to find out more information, ask questions and give their comments on the proposed scheme.

At the same time the Environment Agency will be sharing information about its proposals for channel improvements on the River Sowy and Kings Sedgemoor Drain. All the works aim to increase the capacity of the channels so that in a future flood situations water could more quickly and more effectively diverted from the River Parrett through to Dunball.

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