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    Somerset Floods

    Thoughts go out to those who live and work in the flooded areas of somerset.
    Its terrible whats happening and after watching the news today they are saying that its more bad weather
    For us all to come. Locals are not happy with the local councils for not dredging The river and streams down there for years, so hopefully they are helped alot better In the future. Thoughts to them all and good luck.

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    I live in Somerset and see the floods every day although I am fortunate not to be personally affected. Some at work are not so lucky! I presume all stalking in effected areas is at a stand still and will be for the foreseeable future. regards sbm

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    Very sad for those effected and for such a long period .historically low areas near to coasts and tidel rivers will have been effected at some time but is it just because of poor dredging and bad management ? it would be of interest to know from those on the ground not just from what the media tell us !again thoughts go out for those effected .
    norma
    Last edited by norma 308; 30-01-2014 at 19:08.

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    The chuckle brothers running this country should be helping our own sort out instead of every one else 1000s of miles away.

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    It's called the levels and are mean,t to flood , it was once the home of a lake called Avalon, and marsh and bog land,As sad as it is for the people living there, unless we change the way we farm, which has caused the silting of the rivers, change the way we plan developments for housing, we will have flooding. We cannot change the weather only the way we work with it

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    It's called the levels and are mean,t to flood , it was once the home of a lake called Avalon, and marsh and bog land,As sad as it is for the people living there, unless we change the way we farm, which has caused the silting of the rivers, change the way we plan developments for housing, we will have flooding. We cannot change the weather only the way we work with it
    Wise words. Too many houses are now built on places which are known to flood regularly. Sooner or later the inevitable will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    It's called the levels and are mean,t to flood , it was once the home of a lake called Avalon, and marsh and bog land,As sad as it is for the people living there, unless we change the way we farm, which has caused the silting of the rivers, change the way we plan developments for housing, we will have flooding. We cannot change the weather only the way we work with it

    What farming practices cause silting and how can it be prevented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2130martin View Post
    What farming practices cause silting and how can it be prevented?
    I'd be interested in the answer to that as well.
    Prior to the 1700's the area was known as Bridgwater Bay and more recently, the 60's I think, signs of houses built on stilts were unearthed.

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    The dramatic change into arable on areas that were traditionally livestock areas, a lot of silt travels down the rivers causing silting of the estuarys, we only have to look at the erosion on some of our chalk lands.

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