The Somerset Levels, Flooding and Politics

The Somerset Levels, or the Somerset Levels and Moors as they are less commonly but more correctly known, is a sparsely populated coastal plain and wetland area of central Somerset, in South West England, running south from the Mendip Hills to the Blackdown Hills.The Levels occupy an area of about 160,000 acres (650┬ákm2), corresponding broadly…

365 Project – Day 37

It is becoming almost impossible to stay away from the dreadful weather we are suffering. The television news and the newspapers are full of reports and photographs of the washed out main railway line at Dawlish, the seas breaking over the inner harbour at Porthleven and the ongoing disaster that is The Somerset Levels where…