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  • £10m flood action plan for Mytholmroyd published

    26th May 2016
    The Environment Agency has announced an action plan for Mytholmroyd, which will spend more than £10 million on flood defences to better protect homes and businesses.   A new flood action plan for the town, commissioned by Environment ...
  • World fish migration day highlights successes

    23rd May 2016
    More than 20,000km of England’s rivers have been opened up to improve fish migration over the last 4 years – the equivalent distance of London to Rio and back – the Environment Agency reveals on World Fish Migration Day (21st ...
  • New fish pass opens up 34km of River Witham

    23rd May 2016
    A new pass has opened up 34 kilometres (21 miles) of the River Witham for fish and eels, making it easier for them to migrate and spawn.   The £100,000 project took 3 months to complete and was installed after the Aubourn weir, which ...
  • €12m EU funding to protect vital UK moorlands

    23rd May 2016
    Thousands of acres of South Pennines moorland and peat bogs to be better protected as a new EU-funded restoration project gets underway.   The MoorLIFE 2020 project - which received €12 million funding from the European Union ...
  • Proposed River Frome habitat improvements go on show

    23rd May 2016
    Severn Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency are holding a drop-in event to share potential options for the habitat improvement project.   The two organisations are working in partnership on a wider project which aims to help fish ...
  • Cambridge Water launches biodiversity fund

    23rd May 2016
    A new fund has been launched by Cambridge Water to actively encourage and enhance biodiversity in the local environment.   Projects that Explore Biodiversity Benefits in the Local Environment – or PEBBLE for short – ...
  • £800k surface water scheme reduces flood risk in Lincolnshire

    23rd May 2016
    A new £800,000 scheme to manage surface water at Stamp End, Lincoln will reduce the risk of flooding to roads, homes and businesses during heavy rainfall.   Back in 2007, 200 residents of Shuttleworth House had to be evacuated ...
  • Environment Agency event to celebrate World Fish Migration Day

    19th May 2016
    Fisheries officers and ecologists from the Environment Agency are running a free event in Durham on Saturday 21 May, as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of fish migration.   Taking place on the River ...
  • Improvement works in Grantham help reduce flood risk

    18th May 2016
    Improvement works have been carried out on Witham Brook, Grantham Summer storms in 2015 saw four properties and the Witham Brook Park Industrial Estate flooded when water levels in the brook rose substantially following heavy rain. The ...
  • Mary “Queen of Floods” Dhonau urges flood victims to take advantage of £5,000 resilience and resistance grants 

    17th May 2016
    Mary Dhonau OBE, the chief executive of the Know Your Flood Risk campaign is urging homeowners who experienced flooding in December 2015 to contact their Local Authority to access the Repair and Renew grants, which have ...
  • FREE lunch at FloodEx

    12th May 2016
      No such thing as a free lunch? Wrong!   ...
  • EA publishes Foss Barrier investigation report

    12th May 2016
    The Environment Agency has published an independent report commissioned to investigate how water got into the Foss Barrier Pumping Station in York on 26 December 2015.   On Boxing Day, more than 600 homes and businesses were affected ...
  • Defra extends RFCC Chair appointments

    12th May 2016
    Four Chairs of the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) have had their appointments extended   Defra is extending the appointments of 4 RFCC Chairs: Dr Jonathan Hargreaves as the Chair of the Northumbria RFCC, Professor Robert ...
  • River Ouseburn diverted to reduce flood risk

    11th May 2016
    The River Ouseburn has been diverted as part of a major £7 million scheme to tackle flooding in Brunton Park, Newcastle.   The Brunton Park scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 100 properties in Mitford Gardens, ...
  • Work start on flood scheme to protect Catterick

    10th May 2016
    Construction of a new storage reservoir to protect Catterick Village and the A1 motorway from flooding started today (Tuesday 10 May).   Mark Scott, Area Manager for the Environment Agency, and Vanessa Gilbert, Regional Director ...
  • EFRA Committee to visit Somerset Levels

    9th May 2016
    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) will be visiting the Somerset Levels on Thursday 12 May as part of its inquiry into Future flood prevention. Large areas of the Somerset Levels experienced flooding in 2013-14 with some ...
  • New NewsLincshore scheme reduces coastal flood risk

    9th May 2016
    A major annual scheme to replenish Lincolnshire beaches will get underway this week, helping reduce flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses along the coast.   The Environment Agency’s flagship Lincshore scheme sees ...
  • Keswick glass flood barrier repairs underway

    6th May 2016
    This week the Environment Agency started work to repair the seals on the glass panels along High Hill in Keswick after they were damaged during the December 2015 floods.   The panels are designed to be strong enough to withstand the ...
  • Environment Agency and Army carry out flood response exercise

    5th May 2016
    Staff from the Environment Agency and soldiers from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment took part in a flooding exercise today.   The exercise, which took place at Nesscliffe training ground near Shrewsbury, was based on a significant ...
  • New flood defences for Appleby, Cumbria

    3rd May 2016
    The Environment Agency has completed the first phase of construction work to improve flood defences in the town of Appleby in Cumbria.   The Environment Agency has completed construction work to improve flood defences near the swimming ...
  • Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire RFCC looking for new members

    28th April 2016
    The Environment Agency is looking for new members to join the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) covering large parts of Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.   The RFCC plays a critical role in deciding local priorities ...
  • Slowing the Flow scheme helped avoid Christmas flooding

    14th April 2016
    A pioneering natural flood risk management scheme reduced river peak flow by around 15-20% during the December floods, a briefing note published today (13 April) reveals.   The natural flood risk management scheme provided important ...
  • Environment Agency offers public the chance to help tackle flood risk in Devon and Cornwall

    11th April 2016
    he Environment Agency has today announced that it is looking for enthusiastic individuals to get involved in managing flood risk in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.   The South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee is ...
  • Teignmouth sea wall repairs completed 3 months after winter storms

    7th April 2016
    Three months after winter storms damaged a section of Teignmouth's promenade, repairs have been completed.   The sea wall, promenade and beach area are popular public spaces as well as providing coastal flood protection to Teignmouth. ...
  • Minister visits innovative flood defence projects in Sheffield

    5th April 2016
    Oliver Letwin visits flood defence projects in Sheffield that use cutting edge technology to reduce the impact of flooding.   In his role as chair of the National Flood Resilience Review, Oliver Letwin saw first hand how these projects ...
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