Flood defence dilemma in Devon

October 2007
Farmers Weekly;10/19/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 16, p57
Trade Publication
The article reports that farmers in Devon, England may lose up to 160ha of land along the River Clyst because climate change is making flood defences uneconomic to maintain. It cites the decision of the British Environment Agency (EA) to discontinue protecting agricultural land beyond 2010. EA Lower Clyst project manager Mike Williams said that strengthening the defences could result in worse flooding during freak flood events.


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