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10/02/2014

As pressure builds for the government to look again at flooding on the Somerset Levels, Inside Out investigates how the Dutch are dealing with their flood plains and what lessons the UK can learn.

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Mon 10 Feb 2014 19:30
BBC One West

Dutch lessons for farmers on Somerset Levels?

Dutch lessons for farmers on Somerset Levels?

As pressure builds for the government to look again at flooding on the Somerset Levels, Inside Out has been investigating how the Dutch are dealing with their flood plains and what lessons the UK can learn.

 

Since major floods in 1995 the Dutch government have re-evaluated their plans and are letting the river take back farmland, that used to be protected.

 

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAlastair McKee
Series EditorAlex Baxter