Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2018 19:29
Water levels in the Stanbridge Stream are high and rising steadily.
In the last 6 hours, 17mm has been recorded at Petersfield, around half a months rainfall. Over the next few hours water levels will be high at Borough Grove, Bedford Road Industrial Estate and to the rear of Borough Road.
Our operations staff have been clearing the debris screen at Borough Grove, however levels remain high just due to the volume of water in the stream.
No further heavy rain is forecast overnight, so the river will have a chance to recover, but levels will be high until Sunday morning.
Residents should take appropriate action to protect their property as a precautionary measure. Keep away from the river bank as water will be fast flowing and deep in some places.
This Flood Alert will be updated at 12:00 on Sunday 16/12/18 or sooner, if we think property flooding will occur.
Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2018 07:47
Water levels in the Stanbridge Stream are high and rising. In the last 48 hours, more than half a month’s rain (68mm) has been recorded in Petersfield. The majority of which, has fallen in the last 24 hours. To keep the river flowing freely at Borough Grove, our operations staff have repeatedly cleared the debris screen. Levels will still remain relatively high over the next few hours. The river will also be high at Bedford Road Industrial Estate and behind Borough Road. Showers continue today, but they are patchier in nature, so should give the river a chance to recover. High water levels are expected at least until lunchtime. Keep away from the river bank as water will be fast flowing and deep in some places. This message will be updated by 15:00 on 11/11/2018 or sooner, should we think that property flooding will occur.
Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 20:15
Following this afternoon’s heavy rain and further rain forecast this evening, the watercourse has risen to a level that may cause some out of bank flooding. The grill at Borough Grove is being cleared by Environment Agency staff as quickly as possible but continues to partially block with debris. The rain is expected to stop at around 22:00 this evening. Residents should take care of water on Grange Road and Borough Grove adjacent to the watercourse which may affect properties.