Seems it’s raining a lot in the UK. I don’t mean to be funny, but it IS winter. What are people expecting?
Also, I see that North West has received more rain than usual. But we don’t appear to be suffering anywhere near as much of the flooding as other parts of the country. Could this be because we expect rain and therefore have better water management plans in place? Certainly would seem so.
Seems Somerset has been particularly badly hit. But it’s OK because they’ve got a specific water management partnership in place. Made up of; Somerset County Council, the Environment Agency, Taunton Deane District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District Council, National Farmers Union (NFU), Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG), Somerset Wildlife Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Somerset Consortium of Drainage Boards, South West Association of Drainage Authorities, Somerset Waterways Development Trust, Wessex Water, Natural England and ‘catchment reps’ representing local communities.
So with such a streamlined team of efficient bodies in place, working together in perfect uncomplicated harmony, what could go wrong.