By Paul Homewood
It is just over a year since Storm Desmond brought devastating floods to Carlisle.
Soon after the Carlisle Flood Action Group was formed, and they have now published a very full and highly technical account of the floods.
This is the first part of the Executive Summary:
Although Storm Desmond was severe by any account (and the report later accepts that it may have been exacerbated by global warming), the real problem was lack of river maintenance and poor management. This of course is a rerun of the Somerset floods in 2014.
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