There are no plans to increase flood management in the areas of Cambridgeshire most affected by the recent downpours.
Excessive rainfall has resulted in a number of roads across Cambridgeshire being closed throughout April.
Areas which have had roads closed include the villages of Earith (near the sluice), Dry Drayton (Park Lane), Bourn (Caxton End), Hilton (Church End) and Arrington.
Flooding in Cambridgeshire
The South Cambridgeshire village of Arrington is one area which has experienced groundwater flooding on the roads.
Jane, the manager of Hardwicke Arms, in Ermine Way, says the problems they face have been longstanding.
She says when the road floods it blocks access from the pub to the village and the National Trust-run Wimpole Estate.
It also blocks access to nearby residential street, Clifden Close.
She told the News: "It affects footfall and our cellar. We have a natural spring nearby and if the road doesn't deal with it we get extra water running through which doesn't flow away quickly.
"Most of the flooding is due to poor drainage.
"The main drain under the road gets blocked and it backs up. I've had to get Anglian Water and the drain doctors out.
"The first time it was a broken brick in the drain."
She claims to have spent hundreds of pounds on drainage issues stemming from problems from the road. She says repeat flooding is hazardous for pedestrians and pets.
She says dogs have been hit, and people get regularly sprayed by cars because of standing water.
She added: "They need to get their heads together and sort it out. If cars come and hit a flood at speed it's dangerous."
While the Environment Agency monitors water levels in our rivers and streams, including the management of flood plains and defences, Cambridgeshire County Council is responsible for drainage of A and B roads.
A Cambridgeshire County Council spokeswoman said the authority continually monitors the roads.
She said: “We regularly inspect our roads which includes clearing the gullies and drains to prevent flooding.
“Recently, weve seen exceptional rainfall and have been working closely with our partners at the Environment Agency to monitor the water levels across the county and have closed roads when necessary.”
Are there plans to update flood defences?
The Easter bank holiday was especially bad for standing flood water. As heavy rain lashed the county, roads were closed, cars submerged and many sporting events called off.
St Ives and Huntingdon saw their flood plains and some private roads transformed into lakes fit to burst.
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Huntingdon, also saw water encroach worryingly close to the main ring road this month.
In Dry Drayton a car became stuck in Park Lane, and in Bourn two older women managed to escape safely after their car became submerged in five feet of flood water.
While there are already defences in place around St Ives the Environment Agency says there are no improvements or investigations planned to reduce flood risk in some of the other areas worst hit this month.
It says flood defences, and flood plains, worked as they should and no homes were affected.
As for the area of Bourn where two women were stranded in flood water in Caxton End, this was attributed to "heavy rainfall in the upper part of the catchment."
A spokesman said: "We think this is a ford than runs down the road and that would explain the high water levels on the road. It is non-main river in this location."
"We prioritise new flood defences schemes based on protecting the most properties for the best value for money."
He added: "We regularly inspect all our flood defences to assess their condition and maintenance works are scheduled accordingly to ensure all the flood defences operate as designed."
What flood management is in place?
The Cambridgeshire Flood Risk Management Partnership (CFRMP) is responsible for flood risk management across the county.
Partners include Cambridgeshire County Council, the Environment Agency, Anglian Water, District Councils, Middle Level Commissioners and Internal Drainage Boards.
The Environment Agency, who monitor the county's water courses, say the water on the roads [over the Easter bank holiday weekend] was as a result of heavy rainfall making its way to drains, rivers, brooks and streams and no flood defences were breached.
In the example of St Ives standing water was restricted to the flood plains "designed to take excessive water from rivers and streams during periods of high levels in order to prevent properties from flooding".
Flood defences around St Ives comprise the St Ives and Hemingford Flood Alleviation scheme – defences built in 2007 which were designed to reduce the flood risk in this area to 1 in 100 (1 per cent) chance in any year.
There has to be significant flooding of properties, or roads which disrupts traffic flow before an investigation can be carried out to implement any new flood strategies.
To find out about the risk of flooding in your area you can view the Government's long term flood risk information, which includes an interactive map, here.