UK: Mid Wales Farmers Concerned over Lack of River Dredging
According to farmersguardian.com, the Mid Wales farmers have hit out at Environment Agency Wales for not dredging local rivers.
They are also demanding a review of the river and estuary management and maintenance.
Edward Chapman, Montgomeryshire NFU’s county chairman, said: “All the rivers used to be dredged. I expect as with many other things it is down to money, but I believe not dredging actually costs much more in the long run.”
Farmersguardian.com reports that the criticism has come from Montgomeryshire NFU members – particularly those farming around the Dyfi Estuary and on the banks of the River Severn.
Dredging Today Staff, October 2, 2012; Image: penllynarsarnau