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Waveney, Lower Yare & Lothingland Internal Drainage Board is responsible for drainage of the marshes in the Waveney, part of the Yare and the Lothingland Hundred River valleys.
On 1st of April 2020 the Board became a member of the Water Management Alliance, with Nicholsons Law still administering the Board’s affairs until 1 April 2021.
The principal function of Waveney, Lower Yare & Lothingland Internal Drainage Board is to provide flood protection within the Board’s area. This is achieved through close co-ordination with the Environment Agency, which has responsibility for maintaining the main rivers. The Board also works closely with landowners, local authorities, Natural England and wildlife conservation bodies to ensure water levels are managed within the district in a manner, which seeks to balance the requirements of conservation and productivity.
The Board’s drainage system operates partly by gravity and there is also a network of 20 pumping stations within the district by which water is discharged from the marsh land into the main river. The cost of maintaining this system is funded partly from rates levied on agricultural landowners, partly from contributions received from the Environment Agency and partly from special levies on the local authorities.
Electors rights to Inspect the Register of Electors as at 1 April 2021 for Waveney, Lower Yare and Lothingland IDB (also displayed in the Board’s office, c/o Kettlewell House, King’s Lynn, Norfolk)