Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole, Farringdon, in the Alton area. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities may be affected within the next few days by flooding from groundwater.
We expect levels to rise steadily in response to recent 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 tomorrow 21/02/20, or as the situation changes.