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Mortimer Meadow flooded
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Mortimer’s meadow -flooding 31/10/00 – many people do not realise that it is quite natural for a river to flood extensive areas. Flooding areas such as Mortimer’s meadow is an important part of the ecology of these areas, brining in sediments and nutrients. Planned and controlled flooding can help to reduce flooding in places where it would cause major problems, such as built up areas.
The flooding of Mortimers Meadow is part of the loddon plain so should be considered good in that respect, could also be used to highlight a topical issue with local residents