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Title: Somerset Local Flood Defence Committee handover document March 2005 : a new beginning
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency report is aimed at providing information in the subject of local flood defence Committee held on March 2005 in Somerset. A new regional flood defence committee is to take over the work of the Somerset Local Flood Defence Committee (SLFDC). This booklet celebrates the Local Committee’s many achievements and looks at the challenges facing its successor. The Committee can trace its history of responsibility for the Somerset area’s flood defences back to 1932. In 1989 the Somerset Local Land Drainage Committee became the Somerset Local Flood Defence Committee. The Local Land Drainage Committee had in its turn taken over duties from the Somerset River Authority on the formation of Wessex Water Authority in 1974. The 1963 Water Resources Act had led to the Somerset River Authority taking over from the Somerset River Board in 1965. The Board had come into being in 1950 when it added fishery and pollution prevention duties to the role of the Somerset River Catchment Board formed in 1932. A single tier of flood defence committees Is being set up following the 2003 Flood and Coastal Defence Funding Review. A regional committee for Wessex - the Wessex Regional Flood Defence Committee (WRFDC) - will be responsible for Somerset and the rest of the region. The Committee’s work would not have been possible without the support of the Environment Agency’s Flood Defence staff, including the Emergency Workforce (now Operations Delivery).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2005
Subject Keywords: Flood defence committeesFlood controlFlood risk managementFlood management policiesWater levels
Geographic Keywords: SomersetSevernParrettTone (Somerset)
Extent: 19
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