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:
Three year old Elsa Sadler can't have a birthday party because the floods on the Somerset Levels mean her friends can't get there.
It's now more than two weeks since huge parts of Somerset were hit by the flooding and it could be many more before life returns to normal.
People living on the Somerset Levels, many of whom are cut off by the recent floods, are calling for regular dredging to solve the problem