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Opening of flood storage scheme in Europe.(Round-Up)

The largest flood storage project in Europe, the Alkborough Flats Tidal Defence Scheme in Lincolnshire, will reduce the risk of flooding for 300,000 people and become a haven for wildfowl and wading birds, the Environment Agency said recently.

The scheme, which will involve breaching the existing flood defences, will help lower high tide levels by allowing water from the estuary to run over the Alkborough Rats to create a massive flood storage area.

The managed re-alignment at Atkborough allows flood water from the Humber estuary to spilt out of the river during the highest tides to fill the low Lying land, The capacity of the site is so great that the Environment Agency is predicting a 150mm reduction in high tide levels over a large part of the upper estuary. …

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