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Jackson begins work on UK's largest flood storage reservoir

Work has begun on phase two of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme in Birmingham.

This £14.3m project, funded by the Environment Agency and Birmingham City Council, involves the construction of an additional flood storage area at Forge Mill in Sandwell Valley which lies upstream of Perry Barr and Witton, and will control the passage of flood water downstream.

The flood storage area, which will be the lagest in the UK, has been designed to hold 1.7 million cubic metres of water, protecting 1400 homes and businesses at risk of flooding from the River Tame.