Dredging has begun in Somerset, around the River Parrett, which has sparked celebrations among some residents.
Many have taken to social network sites to show their support for dredging.
The £100 million, 20-year plan to protect the Levels proposes a new tidal barrier at Bridgwater and raising the levels of key roads to prevent communities such as Muchelney being cut off again.
Some dredging had begun in select locations across the Somerset Levels towards the end of March.
The Environment Agency begins the pumping of water across Somerset today, as part of wider Government plans to clear up flood hit parts of the country.