for Flood warning in force now Groundwater flooding for the South Winterbourne Valley

Flooding is expected - immediate action required

The groundwater levels in the Kingston Russell borehole are currently at 116.5 mAOD and continue to rise following the recent heavy rainfall. Residents are continued to be advised to prepare property resilience measures and ensure that pumps are working where they have been installed. Flooding of roads and fields is possible. Residents may experience inundation of septic tanks and sewer systems. The Met Office forecast over the next few days is for more rainfall, so we can expect groundwater levels to continue to rise. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message on Wednesday, 19/02/2020.

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