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        02-16-2014, 12:50 PM
      #31
    Green Broke
    Well if you're in the Somerset region you might want to read this blog posting and check out the links then get very very angry. If you're not in the Somerset region you just might want to forward the link onto someone you know who is. According to this the EA is incompetent or purposefully flooding areas.

    The real reason for flooding in Somerset Levels? Not global warming – the pump was turned off! | Watts Up With That?
         
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        02-16-2014, 02:24 PM
      #32
    Super Moderator
    That doesn't explain the flooding along the Thames - or the flooding we had in the part of the UK I left in 2007
         
        02-16-2014, 03:02 PM
      #33
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    And 3 months of rain has nothing to do with it? And the fact that most of the South of England is flooding not just Somerset. This isn't localised, it is due to a ridiculous amount of rain!
         
        02-16-2014, 03:07 PM
      #34
    Green Broke
    I know it isn't localized and you've gotten a lot of rain. One forcaster said the jet stream is "stuck" where it is aiming all that rain right at you. But if the EA is doing this in Somerset what are they doing in the rest of the watersheds that is impacting flooding? I don't know myself as I don't live there but I do know locally there is a lot being done and not being done that has increased flooding by our state/federal gov't agencies.
         
        02-16-2014, 03:50 PM
      #35
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    Darrin, it is probably true about the pumping station. Certainly of the rivers had been dredged and the silt not dumped in the estuary as it was last time it was dredged, it would not have stopped the flooding but it probably would not have been as bad.

    Part of the reason why rivers have not been dredged is because the Royal Society For the Protection of Birds and other bunny huggers, badger protectors and vole victors said it would damage their habitat. Also the European Union makes many of the laws over wildlife protection. Those making the laws wouldn't know a rat from a rabbit let alone what is for the best for the land.

    Floodin is throughout the country, towns and village around the River Thames and the River Severn and several others are flooded water tables are so high that water is just spouting out the ground.
    Britain is wet and getting wetter. The government want to build thousands more houses which means less run off leading to more flooding.
         

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