River Nene flood reduction work almost complete

A £100,000 project to protect up to 13,000 people from flooding in Cambridgeshire is almost complete.

The Environment Agency is repairing eroded banks along the tidal River Nene between Wisbech and Guyhirn.

The project has involved placing 1,000 tonnes of stone along a 15m (49ft) stretch of bank.

The agency said the work would not completely remove the risk of flooding in the future but would reduce it considerably.

Kevin O'Neill, from the agency, said: "Shoring up the bank with Lincolnshire limestone will help to reduce the risk of bank failure and cut flood risk to thousands of people living and working in the area."

Rocks used during the work have been transported to site by road and barge.

Residents can check whether their home or business is at risk of flooding from the tidal Nene on the Environment Agency website.

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