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Dredging ‘Not Simple Answer’ to Cumbria Flooding

Posted on April 12, 2016

Dredging rivers is not a simple answer to solve Cumbria’s flooding problems, the county’s top Environment Agency representative has warned.

Keith Ashcroft, area manager for Cumbria and Lancashire, said dredging was often put forward as a solution but it was a “complicated” issue.

But he said the alternative of building “higher and higher” defence walls was not what people wanted.


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