It’s not very often I’m given the opportunity to work on a project so close to home so improving flood defences for Lincolnshire is the most rewarding project I have worked on to date.
I am Stuart Butler and I’m Site Manager on the Environment Agency Lincshore project.
This is my third year on the project and being born and bred in Louth, Lincshore – which protects more than 30,000 properties and 35,000 hectares of land - is very close to my heart.
Over the coming weeks, I would like to update you all with how the works are progressing via this column.
We have completed our preparation works on the beaches at Huttoft & Moggs Eye (setting up the pipelines and equipment ready to pump sand onto the beach), and have completed nourishment works at Boygrift and Sutton on Sea.
We’re currently at Mablethorpe.
The ‘Breughel’ dredger is from Belgium and is returning for a second year. It will place approximately 7,000m3 of sand on the beach per tide.
We’ll be at Ingoldmells next. We are posting regular updates on the @LincsOpsEA Twitter account and our on-site information hub will be open all day so please come and see the works for yourself!
Pumping takes place twice a day – we’ll try to keep you posted with times.