£5million to boost our flood warnings

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Flood warnings for people across South Holland will be improved with the installation of a £5million tide gauge in The Wash off Sutton Bridge.

The Environment Agency plans to add the ‘Class A’ gauge to a network of 43 around the British coast once tests show it is working properly. It will be installed next year.

An Enviroment Agency spokesman said: “Installing a tide gauge in The Wash will allow us to monitor tide levels locally in real time and more accurately understand how they may affect tidal rivers such as the Witham/Haven, River Welland and River Nene.

“This will in turn help us to improve our flood warning service to local communities around The Wash.

“More accurate tide level observations will also develop our knowledge of coastal monitoring and how it may be affected by longer term changes in climate.”