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    wivey wrote:
    Slow down! wrote:
    FreeSpeech? wrote: Those that get upset about dredging should understand that if you dredge the river you increase the depth thus increasing the volume at low tide you then increase the drainage . The RSPB has too much sway in my opinion in the UK.
    So true. If I have a one Gallon bucket I can only carry one Gallon, if I have a two Gallon bucket I can carry two. Its as simple as that, so all the people saying dreading won't work then please suggest something else!
    But one gallon bucket or two gallon, it doesn't make much difference if you've got 1000 gallons of water to shift. Even when dredged the rivers have only got so much capacity and the amount of water coming off the catchment area is, I suspect, way in excess of what they can carry.
    But its simple, if you double the depth of the river for several miles by dredging (like they used to do) then it can take twice as much if not more the volume it currently does, it really is that simple!
    Yes there will still be some flooding in some parts as its a well known fact to people who have lived here for a long time that the Levels are meant to flood so that towns like Taunton and Bridgewater don't.

    I'm fed up of reading about people who have only lived here a short time moaning about the Levels flooding, do your homework before you buy and move from London!"
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