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Boscastle flood scheme on display
Clean-up operation in Boscastle
The scheme will see the River Valency widened
Plans to increase defences at a Cornish village devastated by floods in 2004 are going on display to the public.

Homes were flooded and cars were swept away when about 440 million gallons of water swept through Boscastle.

The Environment Agency has carried out extensive work in the area and will now focus on the River Valency and options for replacing Lower Bridge.

The agency's flood defence scheme will be on display at Boscastle Community Centre on Friday and Saturday.

The next phase of the defence works will see the River Valency widened and its bed lowered, so that it can take greater flows of water.

The Agency said Lower Bridge, near the harbour, will have to be replaced so that it does not obstruct swollen river water.




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