Wainfleet flooding

thought this might be of interest.....seems it was an accident waiting to happen...

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Steeping River

https://lincolnshire.moderngov.co.uk/.../6.0%20Appendix%20C%20-%20Steeping%2...

Background
The Steeping River is located in east Lincolnshire and drains almost 200km2 of the Wolds around the villages
of Tetford, Spilsby, Partney and Wainfleet, before flowing out to sea at Gibraltar Point. Upstream of Great
Steeping village, the watercourse is known as the River Lymn and flows in a shallow valley with some low
defences in places, largely protecting arable land. Downstream of Great Steeping, the watercourse is known
as the Steeping River, which has been straightened and embanked as it flows towards Wainfleet over lowlying
agricultural land. At Thorpe Culvert, a flood relief channel was constructed in the early 1970s to take
high flows around Wainfleet town. This channel rejoins the Steeping River downstream of Wainfleet, and the
river outfalls to the sea at Clough House Sluice, adjacent to Gibraltar Point.

Widespread flooding occurred across the country in June 2007, and the Steeping catchment was no
exception. A number of localised low spots in the banks allowed water to overtop the defence, flooding land
and 10 houses in Wainfleet and Great Steeping. Following the floods, we have carried out various works to
reduce flood risk from the Steeping River, including raising the localised low spots in the banks, improving
the operation of sluice gates at the outfall and some removal of silt in the channel upstream of Wainfleet.
Wainfleet Relief Channel bank strengthening

In parallel to the catchment-wide investigations, the partnership is promoting a scheme to strengthen the
right hand (southern) bank along the Wainfleet Relief Channel. We have concerns over the integrity of this
bank and the risk of a breach which could flood significant areas. The current bank is too narrow for modern
machinery to safely work on, which is not only impacting on the maintenance of the bank, which has in turn
resulted in seepage and other problems, but also the relief channel itself, which then adds to the silt issue.
The works have an allocation in the RFCC-consented six-year programme of £1.3m for 2016/2017, with
£0.9m coming from Local Levy. A wide range of options are being considered, including various construction
techniques, to achieve an efficient and cost-effective design for a robust defence with improved access for
future maintenance. The design of the scheme is being fast-tracked at present, through a dedicated project
team and existing consultancy frameworks. At this stage there is no certainty the scheme can be justified
according to the current government rules. We are doing all that we can to secure necessary approvals.
Construction is likely to be phased over two years, with full completion in 2018.

Badgers
The Protection of Badgers Act 1992 makes it an offence to not only injure or kill a badger but also to disturb,
damage or obstruct an active sett.
We continue to carry out routine and reactive maintenance to the embankments, including repairing any
damage caused by badgers and rabbits. Badgers are a perpetual problem on the Steeping River and
Wainfleet relief channel, with several setts currently being filled in. We have obtained licenses from Natural
England for filling in some of the badger setts, although new ones are discovered regularly. Each sett can
have multiple holes in the bank. A sett at the downstream end of the relief channel - which has around 20
holes in the bank - has been isolated to prevent badgers using it for the required 21 days and has just been
declared inactive. Work will begin to fill the holes in the near future.


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ewhite1392

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Hey everyone, I'm writing an article on the impact the recent heavy rain has had on the Lincs farming industry, mainly in response to the comments made by the CEO of the British Growers Association stating that there may be a shortfall of UK vegetable supplies following the rain.

I was wondering if any of you have been impacted and would be willing to chat with me? It would be good to hear the experiences of those directly impacted and hear your story. email [email protected] Thanks!
 

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
Badgers
The Protection of Badgers Act 1992 makes it an offence to not only injure or kill a badger but also to disturb,
damage or obstruct an active sett.
We continue to carry out routine and reactive maintenance to the embankments, including repairing any
damage caused by badgers and rabbits. Badgers are a perpetual problem on the Steeping River and
Wainfleet relief channel, with several setts currently being filled in. We have obtained licenses from Natural
England for filling in some of the badger setts, although new ones are discovered regularly. Each sett can
have multiple holes in the bank. A sett at the downstream end of the relief channel - which has around 20
holes in the bank - has been isolated to prevent badgers using it for the required 21 days and has just been
declared inactive. Work will begin to fill the holes in the near future.


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FFS!! :mad:

Absolutely bloody stupidity!
 

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