‘Worse than useless’: Flood-affected locals on the Somerset Levels blame plight on Environmental Agency

Independent: Like most of the residents of Muchelney, farmer Graham Walker has had enough of the floods that have left his fields underwater and his sheep scattered for six weeks. The village in the middle of the Somerset Levels has been cut off from the “mainland” since the New Year and, like most of his fellow residents, Mr Walker puts the blame squarely with the Environment Agency (EA) for its “failure to dredge... local rivers”. “[It] has been worse than useless,” he said. “We’ve told them for years......

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