Devon

Flood prevention works completed in Braunton

  • 28 June 2012
  • From the section Devon
Flooding in Braunton
Image caption Rivers have been widened to prevent a repeat of 2004's flooding

Flood defence works costing £1.2m have been completed in a Devon village.

The works in Braunton would help prevent a repeat of flooding seen in 2004, the Environment Agency said.

The works include the building of flood prevention walls, a flood relief culvert, and the widening of rivers.

The agency said the works meant the flooding of the River Caen, which runs through the village, would be reduced from a one-in-20 chance of occurring in a particular year to one-in-100.

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