Engineers repair a hole in a weir near Kendal

Engineers have started work repairing a flood-damaged weir in Cumbria.

The weir, just behind Staveley Mill, near Kendal, had a huge hole torn in it during the floods in November 2009.

High waters and a wet summer also caused more damage and the Environment Agency is planning to repair the weir before winter.

Rare white crayfish live in the River Kent and the agency promised to try not to disturb the population during work.

Andy Brown, of the Environment Agency, said: "It is important that we complete the work to maintain the future of the weir before winter sets in."

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