for Flood alert in force now Groundwater flooding in the Alton area

Flooding is possible - be prepared

Groundwater levels are high but stable at our observation borehole, Farringdon, in the Alton, Chawton and Lower Farringdon area. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and are now at a level where communities may be affected within the next few days by flooding from groundwater. Levels may rise again if we receive further rainfall across the area. Low-lying land and roads will therefore continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next Wednesday (15/04/20), or as the situation changes.

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