Flooding victims deserve clear plans over dredging and defences – Yorkshire Post Letters

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From: Mr J Hepworth, Rolston, Hornsea.

NEVER mind politics (Theresa Villiers, The Yorkshire Post, November 19), can somebody 
set out a plan to solve flooding?

Would dredging have reduced the damage caused by this month's floods in the Don Valley?

Would dredging have reduced the damage caused by this month's floods in the Don Valley?

Yorkshire flooding and Environment Agency’s long record of failure – Yorkshire Post Letters

The rivers and dykes were dug hundreds of years ago, yet now we have 100 times as much concrete and 100 times more population, and all this extra water has to go somewhere.

River dredging is a simple answer to Yorkshire’s flooding woes: Yorkshire Post Letters

Hundreds of EA staff spend hours telling you what to do when you get flooded, but they have no idea how to prevent the next disaster.

Boris Johnson was not universally welcomed when he met South Yorkshire's flooding victims last weelk.

Boris Johnson was not universally welcomed when he met South Yorkshire's flooding victims last weelk.

From: CW Bayston, Balne Hall Road, Pollington, Goole.

I DO not wish to see homes being flooded, we have a cellar in our old farmhouse and we will have four feet of water in it.

My pledge to Yorkshire flooding victims and what the Government will do to help affected areas – Theresa Villiers

That water is in there because of the River Don remaining high and not letting the River Went outfall doors open.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits flood-hit Conisbrough.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits flood-hit Conisbrough.

The River Went drains areas of land that has been subsided by local mining and pumps have been put in by British Coal and others to keep that land dry and they run all the time on to the River Went.

Now to the issue of dredging. When the River Don was overtopping into Fishlake, further down the river 
towards Goole and Reedness the same river was not on the foreshore.

Surely that tells you if the water could have got there, Fishlake may not have flooded? If only the river had been maintained, and the river dredged, to get the water 
down.