In November 2012, we hosted our second open meeting with the Environment Agency about flooding and gravel management and we will shortly upload some notes about this and further reports here. See here for notes on the first meeting in 2011 and here for the action plan from that meeting. In October 2012, the EA introduced a new flood mapping system which you can read about here and see for our area here. A Flood Alert app is now available for Apple and Blackberry devices and one for Android users will also be available in 2013, see here for more info.
In the meantime, the Agency has asked us to pass on the following message:
“We are looking to work with a small group of local residents who are particularly interested in understanding the complexities around gravel management. If you are interested in being part of a small working group, please ring Maria Ullyart at the Environment Agency on tel: 01768 215788 to register your interest”.
Here are some previous EA reports relevant to river management in the valley:
Low Lorton Modelling Report
Whit Beck Modelling Report August 2010
Whit Beck Modelling Report November 2010
Whit Beck survey May 2011