million project to improve Dunball flood defences is completed
£1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset
Levels has been completed at Dunball near Burnham-On-Sea.
purpose-built platform at Dunball Sluice means flood water can
be quickly pumped away.
also means flows in the Parrett Tone and King's Sedgemoor Drain
can now be managed more efficiently.
temporary platform was constructed at Dunball during the winter
of 2013/14, which saw large parts of the Levels under water after
its height more than 90 million tonnes of water covered an estimated
122 square kilometres.
work is part of a £12 million programme of repair and enhancement
of flood defence works across Somerset.