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Flood mitigation: Silt cleaning on the River Steeping

The Royal Smal suction dredger operating near Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet, mid November

The NFU has been part of the Steeping Catchment Steering Group since the flood bank was breached near Wainfleet, Lincolnshire in June 2019. This partnership of local organisations published an action plan in the spring of 2020 that set out how various measures could help reduce and mitigate future flood risk in the catchment.

One of the actions to deliver in