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What about dredging?
There may be a simple and obvious answer to this question, but why in all the time I have lived in York have I never seen a dredger on either the Foss or the Ouse?
Given the wide catchment area of the Ouse, there must be a huge amount of silt and sand brought down from the Dales and this must, inevitably, restrict the river’s capacity to deal with these high rainfall levels.
And who is ultimately responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the river? The Environment Agency? British Waterways?
Perhaps the Press can shed some light on this matter.
Brian Stokoe, Cherry Wood Crescent, Fulford , York.