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Threlkeld dam bolstered ahead of bad weather

Fire services and the Environment Agency have been bolstering flood defences near Keswick today.

They have been pumping the Yellow Dam in Threlkeld out to get into a culvert - which had been partially blocked.

With more heavy rain predicted to fall over the next few days, fire crews have been working to lessen the pressure on the dam - and to reduce the risk of potential flooding to homes and businesses in the area.