The Environment Agency has strengthened a 200-meter stretch of embankment on the River Bain near Coningsby as part of its ongoing maintenance program to reduce flood risk.
The work is part of the Environment Agency’s £1.8 million asset repair program which, over the next year, will repair approximately a hundred flood defense assets across both counties.
Kate Halka, Operations Manager with the Environment Agency, said: “River banks and channels can naturally deteriorate over time, sometimes due to erosion, current, or damage. But we have a regular program of inspection that allows us to regularly check our assets and schedule in the necessary maintenance.”
“Strengthening these banks means they’ll continue to function the way they should, retaining water and reducing the risk of flooding,” added Halka.
Nationally, the Environment Agency is making record levels of investment, spending £2.3 billion over the next six years to reduce flood risk to 300,000 more properties. Every £1 spent on protecting communities from flooding saves £8 spent repairing damage.