United Kingdom: Cumbria’s natural landscape may be restored to ease flooding

Guardian: One of Britain's best-loved landscapes may be subtly reshaped over the next decade in a long-term attempt to ease the risk of catastrophic floods. Millions of pounds' worth of damage in Cumbria last year has prompted local planning bodies and the Environment Agency to consider restoring meanders, flood meadows and long-lost plantations in the valleys of the Lake District. The strategy would be to "slow down" cascades of rainfall from the Pennine chain and Cumbrian fells such as those which......

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