Dredging begins on the river Parrett

Created Date: 2014-04-04

Dregding on river ParrettAfter years of calling for dredging to resume on the rivers Parrett and Tone, the excavators moved in on Monday 31 March to begin the task of removing millions of tons  of silt on a 8km stretch near Burrowbridge.

Most people in the area are convinced this will make a significant improvement to the extent and duration of flood events, which were the worst in living memory this winter.  Together with other measures from the action plan, it is hoped devastation on this scale will never be seen again.