The Worcester Wildlife Trust say that dredging is not the answer to river flooding.
In contrast to the views of many, they say they are compensating for dredging in the 1970's and 1980's, by allowing greenery to grow to absorb water and creating bends in waterways to slow down flow.
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Ryan Evans' father says he wants his son to be a reminder to others of the dangers of swimming in open water.
Showery rain clearing tonight.
Outbreaks of rain clearing, feeling fresher. Sunshine and showers Tuesday.