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Environment Agency draws up plans to cut flood risk

The Environment Agency is drawing up plans for flood reduction measures in the Upper Calder Valley. £3 million is to be spent in the autumn on works which will last two years to avoid scenes like in Walsden last month.

“The Environment Agency and Calderdale Council are working together with local flood groups and other organisations to develop affordable and technically feasible solutions to deal with flooding from all sources. We are drawing up detailed designs for a variety of flood alleviation measures across the Calder Valley. Local knowledge and the feedback we have received from the Calder Valley communities worst affected by flooding means we can target specific locations where the money spent will have the greatest benefit.”

– Oliver Harmar, Environment Agency

Flooding in Walsden

This the main road through Walsden Credit: ITV News

There has been major flash flooding in Walsden and Todmorden tonight. Here are the pictures from our reporter on the ground, Chris Kiddey.

The trainline in Walsden Credit: ITV News
This road in Walsden a river this evening Credit: ITV News
The main trans Pennines rail line through Walsden Credit: ITV News
Water gushing past parked cars in Walsden Credit: ITV News

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