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Dredging rivers in Douglas unlikely following flooding

Sat, 30 Jan 2016


Extensive work to try and prevent rivers in Douglas from flooding again is a top priority - but they're unlikely to be dredged.

That's the admission from the Manx Utilities Authority - which is responsible for the rivers Douglas, Dhoo and Glass.

Millions of pounds worth of damage was caused to businesses - particularly around the Hills Meadow area - last year and there are fears they could be hit again if something isn't done.

It's led to calls for the rivers to be dredged - however chairman Alf Cannan says this isn't on the cards:
 

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