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Flood risk trees on the Great Stour removed by boat

Environment Agency workboat on the Great Stour
The Environment cleared trees which were blocking the Great Sour

Fallen trees have been removed from the Great Stour in Kent to reduce the risk of flooding.

The Environment Agency (EA) used a boat to remove large trees which were blocking the river and causing a flood risk to the local area.

Paul Marshall, from the EA said: "Not only are we reducing flood-risk in the area, but we are also creating a better natural habitat.

"In some cases we leave trees, posing no flood risk, to encourage wildlife."

The trees have been removed from the stretch of river between Grove and Fordwich near Canterbury.



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