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Work under way to clean up water

Silt, rubbish and other debris is being removed from waterways which burst their banks in the floods of 2007 in Lincolnshire.

The Environment Agency has commissioned work to clear silt from waterways in Horncastle and Louth.

It said it was already working on sections of the River Lud in Louth.

In Horncastle, workers will start to clear parts of the Rivers Bain and Waring, the Horncastle Canal and Thunker Drain in the New Year.

Around 60 tonnes of silt has already been moved to allow water to flow more freely.

Work has also been carried out to cut back smaller trees and bushes growing into the river channel at the Lud in Louth.

The Environment Agency has already spent nine days upstream from Bridge Street to Westgate in the town removing rubbish by hand.

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