Work to reduce flood risk in Lincolnshire begins

Work to reduce the flooding risk to farms and important agricultural land in a part of Lincolnshire has begun.

The Environment Agency is carrying out repairs to a deteriorating flood bank to reduce flood risk from Dorrington Catchwater, near Sleaford.

The project will involve repairing bank slips, filling ruts and clearing material that has slipped into the water partially blocking the river.

Improvements will take about three weeks to complete, the agency said.

Jennifer Parker, from the Environment Agency, said: "Dorrington Catchwater carries water away from Ruskington and Dorrington. Its banks help to reduce the risk of flooding to five farms and important agricultural land in the area.

"It is important we carry out this work to maintain the current standard of protection and reduce flood risk, particularly during periods of heavy rain."

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