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Campaigners demand dredging after rainfall results

Campaigners demanding long term dredging of the rivers on the Somerset levels say this winter's rainfall was not exceptional, proving a lack of dredging is the main cause of the exceptional floods.

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Figures prove floods caused by bad river management say campaigners

Campaigners demanding long term dredging of the rivers on the Somerset levels say new rainfall figures prove their case.

A detailed breakdown of the winter's rainfall obtained by ITV News shows that just 2 inches more rain fell this year than the previous record year in 1995. That year there was far less flooding.

Campaigners say that's because back then the rivers had undergone some dredging. Here's our Somerset correspondent David Woodland.

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