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Last Updated: Monday, 13 September, 2004, 05:40 GMT 06:40 UK
Repairs to vital flood defences
Flood warning sign
The four-month project aims to improve the river outfall
Repairs are due to start on Monday at a flood defence which protects properties and farmland in Somerset.

Contractors were scheduled to begin a 172,000 project to rebuild the Pill River outfall near Minehead.

The Pill drains into Blue Anchor Bay and there is a risk of flooding when high tides meet increased river flows.

A second tunnel will also be built to improve drainage into the bay as part of a four-month project to improve flood protection.

Contractors Van Oord will also replace a defunct debris screen that stops objects washed down the river from causing blockages.




SEE ALSO:
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29 Apr 04  |  Somerset
Breakwater plan to stop flooding
17 Feb 04  |  Somerset


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