Flooding on Somerset Levels
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Dutch lessons for farmers on Somerset Levels?

As pressure builds for the government to look again at flooding on the Somerset Levels, Inside Out has been investigating how the Dutch are dealing with their flood plains and what lessons the UK can learn.

Since major floods in 1995 the Dutch government have re-evaluated their plans and are letting the river take back farmland, that used to be protected.

Should farmers on the Somerset Levels be doing the same thing and giving up their land for the greater good?

Inside Out was broadcast on Monday, 10 February on BBC One West and is available nationwide for seven days on the iPlayer thereafter.

  • 11 Feb 2014
  • From the section England
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