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  • Final stage of the £27million Northumberland flood scheme is now complete

    21st July 2017
    The final part of the Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council's multi-million pound flood scheme in Morpeth is complete.   The final part of Morpeth’s £27million flood alleviation scheme is complete. Work ...
  • Threatened native species finds safety in Lincolnshire

    19th July 2017
    Refuges have been set up in the county for the country's only native species of crayfish   Efforts to protect the UK’s only native species of crayfish have seen almost 600 specimens moved to protected new homes in Lincolnshire.   The ...
  • North West awarded £1 million funding for natural flood scheme

    19th July 2017
    More than 1,000 properties are set to benefit from the pioneering ‘Slow the Flow’ project.   People, homes and businesses across the North West will be better protected from flooding thanks to a £1 million ...
  • Northwich flood risk management scheme officially opened

    19th July 2017
    Hundreds of homes and business are now benefitting from improved flood protection after the Environment Agency officially opened the scheme..   Guests were invited to a special event on Friday 30 June to mark the completion ...
  • Water scheme keeps River Slea flowing

    19th July 2017
    The river that gives Sleaford its name is being given a helping hand by the Environment Agency with the switch-on of a groundwater scheme.   Around 1.1 million litres of water a day is being drawn up from an underground limestone aquifer, ...
  • Natural flood management schemes receive £15m funding

    14th July 2017
    Floods minister announces which projects around the country have been allocated funding for natural flood defences, part of the government’s drive to roll out innovative techniques to reduce flood risk.   New allocations ...
  • Yorkshire Water fined £600,000 for polluting a Staithes watercourse

    14th July 2017
    The sewage polluted Dales Beck. Up to 100 dead fish were found Yorkshire Water has been fined £600,000 for polluting a Staithes watercourse with sewage that had leaked out from a poorly-maintained storage tank.   The company ...
  • £7m Croston Flood Risk Scheme officially opened

    7th July 2017
    The £7 million scheme will manage flood risk for 438 properties in Lancashire was officially opened today (6 July 2017).   The Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme, developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with ...
  • Work starts on £11m North East flood scheme

    5th July 2017
    The Environment Agency has started work on a multi-million scheme to protect homes and businesses in Teesside from flooding.   Work has started on the £11million project, which will increase flood protection from ...
  • Fish pass plans for Howsham weir

    29th June 2017
    The Environment Agency is finalising plans to install a fish pass on the River Derwent at Howsham to help migrating fish, eel and lamprey access spawning grounds upstream.   The work is part of a joint programme with Natural England ...
  • Environment Agency saves thousands of fish in Ampthill Reservoir

    29th June 2017
    Over the hot weekend of 17 to 18 June, Environment Agency teams saved thousands of carp, roach and rudd from Ampthill Reservoir Lake, an amenity fishery in Bedfordshire.   The angling club reported seeing huge shoals of fish gasping ...
  • Fish stocks boost for north east rivers

    29th June 2017
    The Environment Agency has released 7,500 young grayling into rivers to give fish stocks a boost across the North East region.   The fish were released into the River Pont at Ponteland and Matfen as well as tributaries of the rivers ...
  • EA launches £120m Oxford flood alleviation scheme consultation

    26th June 2017
    The Environment Agency is about to launch an online public consultation into the detailed design of the Oxford flood alleviation scheme.   The Environment Agency is calling on communities to have their say on benefits and ...
  • London Rivers Week is back for 2017!

    23rd June 2017
    Building on the success of last year, London Rivers Week is happening between Monday 26th June to Sunday 2nd July, 2017, with the official opening event on Sunday 25th June at Ladywell Fields, Lewisham, from 10.30am to 2pm.   London’s ...
  • Outstanding Contribution to Flood and Coastal Risk Management recognised by CIWEM

    23rd June 2017
    Jackie Banks, MBE, has been awarded the Jack Lewin 2017 Prize for her outstanding efforts in the industry.   The CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group Jack Lewin Prize has been awarded to MBE honouree Jackie Banks, recognising her 41 years ...
  • 8,000 young fish released into the River Rother

    23rd June 2017
    The Environment Agency has today released 8,000 young grayling into the River Rother at Chesterfield to help fish populations recover from historical pollution.   This release is part of a five-year restocking programme that is ...
  • Innovative flood defence engineering on show at Leeds Waterfront Festival

    21st June 2017
    Visitors to this year’s Leeds Waterfront Festival will get the chance to see the innovative technology being used to reduce the risk of flooding to the city.   The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme project team will be on hand at ...
  • Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work

    21st June 2017
    The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month.   People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including ...
  • Tesco fined £8m for pollution incident

    18th June 2017
    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident.   The incident, which occurred in July 2014, sparked a huge multi-agency operation involving the Environment ...
  • First look at Rossall’s sea defence scheme as project enters its final stages

    17th May 2017
    Balfour Beatty has reached another milestone in the transformation of the £63 million Rossall sea defence, as the first complete section of the scheme has been unveiled.The completed section spanning from the beach to the promenade, ...
  • IBS Launches new lightweight flood barrier

    25th April 2017
    Worldwide leaders in demountable flood protection systems, IBS, have just released their smallest, lightest system to date.   Called the SL25, the new lightweight system is targeted at the property sector of the flood protection ...
  • £6.8m Lincshore scheme to reduce coastal flood risk

    13th April 2017
    A major annual scheme to replenish beaches gets underway this month, to reduce flood risk to thousands of Lincolnshire homes and businesses   The Environment Agency’s flagship Lincshore scheme involves dredging ...
  • Fish stocks boost for endangered pearl mussel

    7th April 2017
    The Environment Agency releases sea trout with pearl mussel larvae attached in effort to increase numbers in the North East.   Thousands of sea trout have been released into rivers in Northumberland to stock rivers for anglers ...
  • £2.4m repairs to Torcross sea defences completed

    5th April 2017
    Fixing the sea wall cost £2.4 million and will prevent a repeat of the damage from last year's storms.   The Environment Agency has finished repairing Torcross sea defence after damage caused by the storms of February ...
  • New Innovative moveable weirs now in place

    3rd April 2017
    Leeds flood alleviation scheme reaches major milestone   The first phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme has reached a major milestone as all three moveable weir gates have now been successfully put in place at Knostrop ...
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