Flood Alert Info - Groundwater flooding in Newmarket

Flood Alert Currently in Force

Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2021 17:36
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Snailwell Borehole are high, but are starting to gradually decline. The risk of groundwater flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect areas of Newmarket at risk of groundwater flooding, including the High Street. The weather forecast indicates very little rain over the next few days. As such we expect the gradual decline of groundwater levels to continue. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message is updated weekly due to the slow reaction and will be updated Wednesday 3 March, or as the situation changes.

Area Description

Areas of Newmarket at risk of groundwater flooding including High Street.
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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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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2021 15:00
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Snailwell Borehole are high. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Newmarket at risk of groundwater flooding, including the High Street. The weather forecast is for further light rain, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to rise over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message is updated weekly due to the slow reaction and will be updated Wednesday 24 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2021 12:51
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Snailwell Borehole are rising. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Newmarket at risk of groundwater flooding, including the High Street. The weather forecast is for further light rain, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to rise over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message is updated weekly due to the slow reaction and will be updated Wednesday 17 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2021 09:10
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Snailwell Borehole are rising. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Newmarket at risk of groundwater flooding, including the High Street. The weather forecast is for further unsettled weather, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to rise over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message is updated weekly due to the slow reaction and will be updated Wednesday 10 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2021 14:39
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Snailwell Borehole are rising. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Newmarket at risk of groundwater flooding, including the High Street. The weather forecast is for further unsettled weather, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to rise over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message is updated weekly due to the slow reaction and will be updated Wednesday 3 February, or as the situation changes.