for Flood alert in force now Groundwater flooding in the Upper Og Valley

Flooding is possible - be prepared

"Groundwater levels have risen slowly, but are now levelling off, following recent heavy rainfall at our observation borehole near Draycot Foliat in the Og Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and will be senstive to further rainfall. Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, levels could remain high for several weeks or longer. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible in the longer term. We are closely monitoring the situation. The weather forecast for the next week (from 17/01/20) is for light showers today and then more settled weather for the rest of the week. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message on 18/01/2020."

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