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Water pumped from plain to halt Adur valley flooding
9:10am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
Water is being pumped from a flood plain into a river as part of plans to protect householders from flooding.
The operation to transfer water from the Lancing Brooks outfall into the River Adur at high tide began last week.
The area, near the Dogs Trust centre in Brighton Road, Shoreham, drains a large ditch network around Shoreham Airport and north Lancing.
But experts want to see if there are ways it can improve the situation when the land would normally be locked by the tide.
It is part of West Sussex County Council’s Operation Watershed, an £8.25m initiative to combat problems caused by adverse weather conditions.
While the pumping is taking place, the footpath between Adur Recreation Ground and Brighton Road will be temporarily closed.
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