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Somerset Rivers Authority

Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) was launched in January 2015 as a response to the floods of winter 2013-14, which caused misery and devastation to Somerset's people and communities.

The SRA's purpose is to give Somerset an extra level of flood protection and resilience, as set out in Somerset's 20 Year Flood Action Plan.

The SRA is a partnership. Only in Somerset do so many different bodies work so closely together to tackle flooding problems. Councils represented on the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel are:-

Somerset County Council
Mendip District Council
Sedgemoor District Council
South Somerset District Council
Somerset West and Taunton Council.

Also represented are the Axe Brue and the Parrett Internal Drainage Boards.

Mendip Flood Risk Management Programme

Mendip District Council is working with partners and local communities to deliver a more sustainable future for communities, developing solutions that work with nature instead of against it. Learn about current water engineering projects, upcoming projects, and how to report issues.

Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2020-21

Hundreds of places across Somerset have benefited from extra flood protection and resilience works funded by the Somerset Rivers Authority Annual (SRA).