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Title: Chew Magna : reducing the risk of flooding
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This Environment Agency booklet aims to analyse flooding risk in Chew Magna. Chew Magna in Bath and North East Somerset District Council has a long history of flooding, both from the River Chew and the Winford Brook. The National Rivers Authority, predecessor to the Environment Agency, proposed a flood defence scheme in 1995, but due to a combination of the economies and public opinion the scheme could not proceed. As a result the Agency made a commitment to carry out enhanced maintenance in 2001/2002 to ensure river channels were free of potential flow obstructions. This work was to be managed by the Agency's North Wessex Area Flood Defence Operations Team within its annual maintenance budget. This extensive programme of maintenance was outlined to residents at a meeting in March 2001 and the proposals were reiterated in the August 2001 parish council magazine. Agency engineers met with local residents to discuss flooding issues and give advice on how to protect individual properties from flooding.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: Flood controlFlood risk managementFlood defence structuresEngineeringEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: Chew MagnaChew (Somerset)
Extent: n.p. [2]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:556
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