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Flood resilience group to share findings

May 24, 2023

On Saturday 2nd September the Lympstone Flood Resilience Group are holding a Drop-in session about the flood risk to the village and how we can respond to this.

The Lympstone Flood Resilience Group (LFRG) was formed in late 2017 to develop a more coordinated and strategic approach to flood risk management in the village – based on understanding the risk and facilitating action to minimise this and its impact.

Since then the group has commissioned studies of the upper catchment of the Wotton Brook carrying out soil surveys and mapping land use. We have also been working with the Environment Agency on a catchment model to better understand what measures w ould help to mitigate flood risk. We now want to share the findings with residents.

There will be a series of displays explaining the flood risk and what we have learnt from the various studies. The displays will consider a ‘perfect storm’ and how that would impact the village.

At the event we will explain how we can prepare for a flood. Already in place are two teams of flood wardens, an Estuary team and an Inland & surface water team. You may have seen the work that they do clearing gullies and making sure that the flood gates are closed when there is a threat of flooding from the Estuary. These are just two key tasks among several undertaken by Flood Wardens to manage the flood risk.

There will be a section about what you can do, covering individual property resilience, how to prepare for flooding and the responsibilities of riparian owners.
So do come along between 10 and 5 on the 2nd September.

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