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River restoration after June floods in Europe ?

Spiegel Online says 'Many believe that the solution lies in relocating levees. Rivers have been cut off from their natural floodplains in Germany, they argue, and need to be given more room. Although environmentalists back such projects, farmers and residents are afraid of having their land expropriated if the dikes are pushed farther back from rivers. ..Politicians have openly expressed the possibility of decreasing the amount of influence voters have over building measures related to flood prevention. And it might be that many of the voters are growing less inclined to fight such changes'.

The full article was published on 12th July 2013 and can be read in   http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/multimedia-special-german-communities-rebuild-after-mass-flood-a-910812.html   

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