United Kingdom: Did cuts in dredging rivers cause floods?

Telegraph: Ministers have been accused of only spending money on headline-grabbing flood defences, rather than more mundane and necessary processes such as dredging. More than 1,800 homes were damaged and thousands of cars swept away during the latest bout of flooding. Having visited the flood-hit areas, David Cameron, the Prime Minister David Cameron, announced £120m in additional funding for flood defence schemes. "I have seen how flood defences can help protect people and property from being ravaged......

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