March 28, 2015
£1.5 million project to improve Dunball flood defences is completed

A £1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset Levels has been completed at Dunball near Burnham-On-Sea.

The purpose-built platform at Dunball Sluice means flood water can be quickly pumped away.

It also means flows in the Parrett Tone and King's Sedgemoor Drain can now be managed more efficiently.

A temporary platform was constructed at Dunball during the winter of 2013/14, which saw large parts of the Levels under water after storms.

At its height more than 90 million tonnes of water covered an estimated 122 square kilometres.

The work is part of a £12 million programme of repair and enhancement of flood defence works across Somerset.

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