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levee

a raised embankment along a watercourse which may occur naturally through sedimentation during overflow of the channel or may be man-made to prevent flooding.
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And its great news that there is now up to 2 million available in the Agricultural Floodbank Repair Grant Scheme to cover the standard costs of repairs to man-made floodbanks on farms which were affected by flooding in nine local authorities during December and early January.
Work to repair the Berth Ddu floodbank is due to start in two weeks' time.
Mr Lochhead said: Farmers who require support to restore man-made floodbanks on their farms can now apply for the Agricultural Floodbank Repair Grant Scheme.
The project enhanced 150 hectares of land by abandoning or breaching 6,700m of floodbank.
Speaking during a visit to a flood-hit farm, Mr Lochhead confirmed measures which complement the floodbank restoration scheme announced by the First Minister on Saturday.
A power hose will be installed into the floodbank with a 100kw-capacity screw turbine in the river.
A total of 18,000 tonnes of clay will be imported to rebuild and improve the 600-metre long floodbank upstream of Warden bridge.
An Agricultural Floodbank Restoration Grant Scheme of up to 1 million will also be made available to the farming community to seek financial support to restore damaged floodbanks and discussions will continue next week with the industry as to how government can support them through severe weather.