For the section of the lower Severn that falls within Gloucestershire and the Environment Agency's midlands region, the agency spends estimated sums of £750,000 annually on activities such as development control, flood warning and awareness and risk mapping and £750,000 on maintaining river channels, flood banks and control structures. Spending will be maintained at similar levels in 2008-09.
Levies on local authorities are used to fund further works which have a high priority locally but do not currently meet national prioritisation criteria for funding from DEFRA grant in aid. In 2006-07 £725,000 was spent on work at Cornham and Alney Island. Levy funding for 2008-09 is yet to be formally agreed.
Since 2000 the agency has completed large capital improvement projects at Cone Pill-Lydney (£4.7 million), Lydney Harbour (£1.7 million) and on the River Chelt (£26.5 million).