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New flood defence schemes constructed since the autumn 2000 floods prevented approximately £20M of damage last week as heavy rain swept across Wales and northern England. On the River Dee new defences at Bangoron-Dee and automatic controls on sluice gates restricted flooding to the downstream reaches. Temporary demountable barriers were used for the first time at Ironbridge in Worcestershire.

'We were very pleased with their performance and we are now evaluating them to see if they are suitable for use elsewhere, ' said the Agency's head of flood defence David Rooke.

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