Flood risk

 A few weeks ago I was part of a group of parish councillors, cavers, Longleat and Somerset County Council staff who met at Black Rock to be shown the work that had been done to alleviate flood risk in recent years, in Long Wood. Really interesting to hear the stories from the cavers about where all the water goes. SCC are doing some flood prevention analysis work at the moment, because when the underground aquifers silt up, it causes water from the Mendips to overflow from swallets such as this one, and down the gorge towards the village.