Floods in England Could Have Been Avoided in Case of River Deepening

07.02.2014

At least, inhabitants of Somerset county which suffered from the flood most af all are sure about that. Citizens have united in the initiative group and plan to seek justice in court suing local Environment Agency for destroyed houses. In their opinion, this department should have taken measures to protect their homes. While officials say that nothing could save cities and villages from flooded water.

While officials say that nothing could save cities and villages from flooded water

However, experts do not agree. Specialists believe that narrow parts of rivers near residential areas could have been broadened and deepened, and that would have helped to avoid such devastating consequences. However, there has been no dredging in local rivers for more than two decades.