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Years Of Neglect On The River Parrett

February 18, 2014

By Paul Homewood


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For anyone who has not seen it yet, I am reposting before and after photos of the River Parrett, originally published by Richard North, at the EU Referendum blog.


The River Parrett, of course, is at the heart of the Somerset Levels, where there has been so much flooding this winter. The photos, taken by a local farming family, show the river in the early 1960’s and a more recent view, in the same location at Burrowbridge.


The differences between the two are readily apparent, with a huge amount of encroachment of the banks, through lack of dredging.

And they wonder why there’s been floods!

  1. Henry permalink
    February 18, 2014 5:13 pm

    Apparently it was not just neglect – some bureaucrats somewhere wanted flooding. in 2008 some Euro document (?) lays out a plan to increase flooding in the area. There is an alleged accompanying policy diagram that show this clearly.

    I do not know which site to link to. eg


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