Flooding disaster awaits warning

Dear Sir, — Readers might be interested to know that the chief executive of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan suggested the recent flooding was due to the “climate emergency”.
Research from farmers and drainage boards across England who have been recording rainfall since 1829 pointed out that the worst year for rainfall thus far was 1880.
My view is that the management of water courses takes time, money and expertise. If left to manage them properly drainage boards and government agencies can minimize flooding but if politicians allow houses to be built on floodplains, cut budgets and then allow eco idiots to ban essential activities like dredging disaster awaits. — Yours faithfully,

MATT WOOD 
Sandbach.