A man from Cumbrian man who's campaigned for rivers to be dredged to prevent flooding says he feels vindicated by the government's announcement that it should be used more in future.
The issue has been dominating the political agenda, because of the severe flooding in Somerset.
Adrian Goldstein's home in Cockermouth was one of hundreds that were flooded in 2009.
He believes it wouldn't have happened if the stretch of river outside his house had been cleared of debris.
Tim Backshall reports
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