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Title: Stanmoor Bank : feasibility study and appraisal report. Part 2: Alternative scheme options. Vol 1 : main report
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: G7655, May 1998
Abstract:
The Stanmoor Bank Feasibility Study and Appraisal Report is being carried out in three parts: Part 1: Scheme viability; Part 2: Alternative Scheme Options; Part 3: Outline Design and Engineers Report. This report represents the findings from Part 2, examining alternative scheme options for flood defence at Stan moor Bank with a view to selecting the preferred course of action to be taken by the Environment Agency. Stan Moor is located on the Somerset Levels approximately 12km east of Taunton and 10km south-east of Bridgwater. It is bounded by the River Tone to the north-west, the River Parrett to the north-east and the high ground of Stoke St Gregory to the south. Stanmoor Bank runs alongside the south side of the River Tone from Stanmoor Bridge, near the confluence with the River Parrett, to a point 150 metres downstream of Hook Bridge at the village of Curload. The length of the bank is 3,100 metres. The River Tone is tidal along this length. The Bank is an earth embankment having a mass concrete core wall. The core wall is about 2 metres deep from the crest level of the bank; it was constructed over the period 1957 - 1965. Stanmoor Bank provides protection against flooding from the River Tone to Stan Moor itself, the villages of Curload and Athelney, and properties along Stathe Road. The area potentially at risk from flooding damage covers 350 ha of land.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversFlood controlRiverbanksRiverbank protectionEnvironmental impactFlood defence structuresMoorsEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: Tone (Somerset)South and West Somerset catchmentParrettDorset
Extent: 38; + figures, appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:865
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