Flood Alert Info - Groundwater flooding in West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne

Flood Alert Currently in Force

Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2020 09:55
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high and continue to rise very steadily at our observation borehole in Hodcott. Communities in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne are in the groundwater alert area which may be affected within the next few days by groundwater flooding. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions. The forecast is for a drier week (1 April to 8 April 2020) with potential for light rain showers at times. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 8 April 2020, or as the situation changes.

Area Description

Areas at risk of groundwater flooding in West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 26 Mar 2020 09:40
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high and continue to rise very steadily at our observation borehole in Hodcott. Communities in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne are in the groundwater alert area which may be affected within the next few days by groundwater flooding. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions. The forecast is for a drier week (26 March 2020 to 2 April 2020) with potential for light rain showers at times. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 2 April 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2020 08:23
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high and continue to rise very steadily at our observation borehole in Hodcott. Communities in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne are in the groundwater alert area which may be affected within the next few days by groundwater flooding. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions. The forecast is for a drier week (19 March 2020 to 26 March 2020) with potential for light rain showers at times. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 26 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 09:11
Groundwater
Groundwater levels continue to rise steadily at our observation borehole in Hodcott. Communities in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne are in the groundwater alert area which may be affected within the next few days by groundwater flooding. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions. Further showers are forecast this week, with the potential for some more persistent rain over the weekend (14 to 15 March). We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 19 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2020 16:59
Groundwater
Groundwater levels continue to rise steadily at our observation borehole in Hodcott. Communities in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne are in the groundwater alert area which may be affected within the next few days by groundwater flooding. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions. Further showers are forecast this week, although totals are not significant. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 12 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Feb 2020 13:53
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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. Further rainfall is forecast this week, although totals are not significant. Levels have risen sharply at the Hodcott observation borehole following Storm Dennis and we expect levels to continue to rise over the next few weeks in response to further rainfall. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 4 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 20:56
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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 week to two weeks by flooding from groundwater. Further rainfall is forecast this week. Levels have risen sharply at the Hodcott observation borehole because of Storm Dennis and we expect levels to continue to rise over the next few weeks in response to any further rainfall across the area. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 26 February 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 18:10
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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 weeks by flooding from groundwater. Levels have risen more sharply at the Hodcott observation borehole because of recent rainfall (Storm Dennis) and we expect levels to continue to rise over the next few weeks in response to any further rainfall across the area. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding first. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions over the next few weeks. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow (19/02/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 09:25
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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 weeks by flooding from groundwater. Levels have risen sharply over the weekend in response to heavy rain. We expect levels to continue to rise slowly over the next few weeks in response to further rainfall forecast. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions over the next few weeks. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow (18/02/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 12:30
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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 weeks by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue to rise slowly over the next few weeks in response to further rainfall forecast . Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions over the next few weeks. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow (17/02/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 14:09
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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 weeks by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue to rise slowly over the next few weeks in response to further rainfall forecast . Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions over the next few weeks. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow (16/02/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 20:08
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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 weeks by flooding from groundwater. we expect levels to continue to rise slowly over the next few weeks in response to further rainfall forecast across the area. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions over the next few weeks. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow (15/02/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 20:36
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole in Hodcott in the West Ilsley, East Ilsley, Compton, Chilton and West Hagbourne groundwater alert 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 weeks by flooding from groundwater. we expect levels to continue to rise slowly over the next few weeks in response to further rainfall forecast across the area. Low-lying land and roads will therefore be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer and the speed at which flooding will occur will be dependent on rainfall conditions over the next few weeks. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow (14/02/20), or as the situation changes.