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River bed is now ten feet higher than it used to be

The Bridgwater MP Ian Liddell-Grainger today added his voice to calls for two rivers to be dredged to ease flooding on the Somerset Levels.

There have been arguments in recent years about how much water could be carried by the Tone and Parrett if they were cleared of silt - and how much flooding would be prevented.

Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland has found proof at Somerset's first pumping station that the bed of the River Parrett there is now ten feet higher than it used to be:

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