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for Flood alert in force now Groundwater flooding in Kimpton and Lilley Bottom

Flooding is possible - be prepared

Groundwater levels have responded to high autumn and winter rainfall, and have risen to high levels at our observation borehole at Lilley Bottom. Groundwater levels are unusually high for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities in the Kimpton and Lilley Bottom area are at risk of being affected by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to remain high over the coming weeks in response to the high winter rainfall. Low lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of groundwater 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 on Thursday 11 March or as the situation changes.

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