Flood Alert Info - Groundwater flooding in the Lambourn Valley catchment

Area Description

Communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Lambourn valley including several villages and Great Shefford.
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 Currently in Force

Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 12:14
Groundwater
"Groundwater levels remain high but are stable at our observation borehole near Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and will be senstive to further rainfall. Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, levels could remain high for several weeks or longer. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible in the longer term. We are closely monitoring the situation. The weather forecast for the next week (from 16/01/20) is for heavy showers today, light showers tomorrow, and then more settled weather for the rest of the week. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message by 22/01/2020."

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jan 2020 10:53
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high but are stable at our observation borehole near Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. The weather forecast for the next few days (from 10/01/20) is mostly dry with a chance of further unsettled weather into next week. Low-lying land and roads will continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, levels could remain high for several weeks or longer. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message by 16/01/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2020 08:28
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall and have risen at our observation borehole near Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. The weather forecast for the week is increasingly unsettled with some rain this afternoon (06/01/2020) and further rain on Wednesday and Thursday. We expect ground water levels to stabilise or only rise slightly over the coming week. Low-lying land and roads will continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour levels could remain high for several weeks or longer. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message on Saturday 11/01/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2020 08:05
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall and have risen at our observation borehole near Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. The weather forecast for the next few days is mostly dry. We expect levels to only rise slightly or stabilise over the coming week. Low-lying land and roads will continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour levels could remain high for several weeks or longer. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 06/01/20.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2020 08:21
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall and have risen at our observation borehole near Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. The weather forecast for the next few days is mostly dry. We expect levels to only rise slightly or stabilise over the coming week. Low-lying land and roads will continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour levels could remain high for several weeks or longer. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 05/01/20.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2020 08:18
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall and have risen at our observation borehole in Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue rising over the next few weeks, although the rate of rise is reducing following drier weather conditions. 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. The forecast is for a mostly dry day with light rain moving in this evening, turning heavier at times overnight. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 04/01/20.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2020 08:02
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall and have risen at our observation borehole in Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue rising over the next few weeks, although the rate of rise is reducing following drier weather conditions. 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. The forecast is for a mostly dry day with light rain moving in this evening, turning heavier at times overnight. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 03/01/20.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2020 08:16
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole in Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue rising over the next few weeks, although the rate of rise is reducing following drier weather conditions. 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. The forecast is for a dry day today (01/01/20) followed by a dry night. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 02/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2019 17:23
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole in Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue rising over the next few weeks, although the rate of rise is reducing following drier weather conditions. 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. The forecast is dry overnight and tomorrow (01/01/20). Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. We continue to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 01/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2019 09:31
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole in Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected within the next few days by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue rising over the next few weeks in response to the recent rainfall, although the rate of rise is reducing following drier weather conditions. Low-lying land and roads will continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Today (31/12/19) is forecast to be predominantly dry with the possibility of light rain. Rainfall totals are expected to be very low. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 01/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2019 10:58
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole in Longacre in the Lambourn Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities within the Lambourn Valley may be affected within the next few days by flooding from groundwater. We expect levels to continue rising over the next few weeks in response to the recent rainfall, although the rate of rise is reducing following drier weather conditions. 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, 31/12/19, or as the situation changes.