New drainage system at Hubbard's Hills in Louth should stop flooding
SCENES like this should now be a thing of the past at Hubbard's Hills.
Large parts of the Louth beauty spot have been suffering from flooding and swampy conditions due to natural spring water bubbling up through the ground.
However, a new drainage system has now been installed and the ground water is receding.
Chairman Andrew Leonard, from the Hubbard's Hills Trust, said: "The flooding is a lot better than it was.
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"We have had to install a new drainage system which was finished on Wednesday.
"The conditions were the worst they have ever been because the network of underground springs was adding to the flooding of the river.
"The spring water was literally bubbling out through the ground.
"Now the work has taken place there should be no more problems with it."
The installation of a new drainage system was vital if Hubbard's Hills was to remain fully open to the public.
Mr Leonard added: "If we had not carried out the work we would have had no choice but to close large parts of the hills.
"It was so bad that the pumps were struggling to deal with the amount of water that was there.
"Since the drainage work has been installed the water level has dropped 50 per cent.
"The path is now accessible again and people are free to use it.
"We should not have any major problems with flooding on this scale again.
"The Hubbard's Hills Trust would like to thank the public for their understanding."