for Flood alert in force now Groundwater flooding in Vernham Dean, Upton and the Bourne Valley

Flooding is possible - be prepared

At Vernham Dean and in Upton, the groundwater level continues to fall. At Vernham Dean, the current rate of fall is now 0.2 m per day. The daily rate of fall will increase this week. Over the next 5 days, the weather will remain fairly dry. Given the current rate of fall and the continued dry outlook, in 7 to 10 days, groundwater should stop affecting cellars in Upton. In St Marybourne, it will be more than another month before the sewerage network will be able to operate effectively. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps required to protect property can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Wednesday 08/04/2020.

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