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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Turning cloudier with some light rain likely later in the afternoon and during the evening.
Cloud thickens by the afternoon, with patchy rain then spreading southeastwards.
A disabled widow left a note and a rose near a lake in Sutton Coldfield asking someone to throw it in the water has had her wish answered.