07 July 1999
Battle over the Somerset levels
A BATTLE is brewing in the West Country over the future management of the Somerset levels.
The levels are former wetlands which have been reclaimed for agriculture by a complex drainage system.
Environmentalists blame local authorities for over-draining the land and destroying much of the unique habitat.
- Government incompetence puts wetlands at risk, FWi, 19 March, 1999
- The Guardian 07/07/99 page 4/5 (Society)