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The locals have waited decades for this -- diggers slowly clawing away yields of silt that many blame for the winter’s floods. For the environmental agency, it’s a chance to rebuild trust.

“The extra funding that is really making this possible has come forward from government and five million pounds will be spending on the dredging. It’s gonna be money well spent, I think, both in terms of reduce flood risk, and in terms of a short in the arm for local community during the recovery stage.”

It won’t be easy after scenes like this. For weeks, the Winslade family could only sail up to their front door.

“You could see day light through the X, bring significant structure.”

“So it's not just the dampest, what it's done to the structure as well.”

“Absolutely, yeah.”

Their home in Catle Farm was submerged under feet of water. They’d already asked for the rivers to be cleared.

"There is an element of distrust because Lord Smith said to me a year and a bit ago that something on the top of paramount, that something will be done within six months. Well, no, it didn’t.”

A wider 20-year plan includes better pumping capacity to move out floody water in the barrage near Bridge River to control the tidal rivers. All to try and prevent this happening again.

Bryony Saddler’s home wasn’t even flooded when they started campaigning. Now it has to be gutted.

“The diggers are there and you know, excavated something there on site, but what they are doing is adding a tea spoon rather than the great big dollop.”

“For watching the progress on day one, this is clearly going to be a slow and laborious job, but they are going to have about eight of these different sites set up along that 8-kilometer stretch of the River Parrett and the River tone, hoping to clean in total between 300 and 400,000 tons of silt and mud.”

“Still costing the country billions of bucks are the floods that visit the low levels after heavy rains.”

For years, this area has been fighting flooding from 1943 to 2014m the same problems with similar imperfect solutions. Now this is a small victory for those who demanded this river should be dredged.  Though with more funding needed, they will continue to fight to make sure that the precious peace of Summerset is better protected for the future.

Rhiannon Mills, Sky News, in Summerset.
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