Flood Alert Info - Groundwater flooding in the Upper Aldbourne Valley

Area Description

Areas at risk of groundwater flooding in the Upper Albourne Valley including Aldbourne.
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 15 Apr 2020 10:04
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are high at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley. Groundwater has reached a level where communities could be affected within weeks by flooding from groundwater. However, due to the ongoing drier conditions, groundwater levels have continued to drop. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts but there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads would 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. The weather forecast is for a mainly dry week (15 April to 21 April 2020) with potential for showers on Friday and Saturday. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 22 April 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Apr 2020 08:36
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are high at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley. Groundwater has now reached a level where communities may be affected within days by flooding from groundwater. Levels have slightly fallen through last week but are still high. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads will 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. The weather forecast is for a mainly dry week (8 April to 15 April 2020) with potential for isolated heavy rain today and Sunday. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message next week by 15 April 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2020 09:55
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are high at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley. Groundwater has now reached a level where communities may be affected within days by flooding from groundwater. Levels have remained stable over the last week. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads will be at risk of flooding first. Property flooding is possible longer-term. 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. The forecast is for a drier week 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.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Mar 2020 09:40
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are high at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley. Groundwater has now reached a level where communities may be affected within days by flooding from groundwater. Levels have remained stable over the last week. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads will be at risk of flooding first. Property flooding is possible longer-term. 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. The forecast is for a drier week 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 08:44
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are high at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley. Groundwater has now reached a level where communities may be affected within days by flooding from groundwater. Levels have remained stable over the last week. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads will be at risk of flooding first. Property flooding is possible longer-term. 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. The forecast is for a drier week 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 10:47
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are high at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley. Groundwater has now reached a level where communities may be affected within days by flooding from groundwater. Levels have remained stable over the last week. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are now just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads will be at risk of flooding first. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible longer-term. 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 next week by 19 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2020 16:59
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are high at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley 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 days by flooding from groundwater. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are now just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads will be at risk of flooding first. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible longer-term. 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 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 Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley 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 days by flooding from groundwater. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are now just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at the surface. Low-lying land and roads will be at risk of flooding first. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible longer-term. 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 next week by 4 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 20:55
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in the Upper Aldbourne Valley 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 days by flooding from groundwater. Levels at the Water Acre observation borehole are now just below the level where we would expect to see flooding impacts and there may already be locations where groundwater is flooding at surface. Low-lying land and roads will be at risk of flooding first. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding could be possible longer-term. 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 next week by 26 February 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 10:13
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high but are steady at our Water Acre observation borehole. Groundwater levels will be sensitive 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 is for a mostly dry day today (12/02/20), but further heavy rainfall is forecast tonight and into Thursday morning (13/02/20). The rest of the week is forecast to be very unsettled with heavy rainfall over the weekend. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Feb 2020 09:19
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high but are stable at our Water Acre observation borehole. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and will be sensitive 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 today, Thursday (06/02/20) and Friday is for more settled weather until several bands of frontal rainfall come in over the weekend. 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 Wednesday 12/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2020 10:09
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have stabilised at our observation site, Water Acre borehole in the Aldbourne Valley. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and will be sensitive 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 this week (from 31/01/20) is for light rain showers each day with slightly heavier rain on Sunday 2nd February. 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 Thursday 06/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jan 2020 10:48
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high and are rising very slowly at our Water Acre observation borehole. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and will be sensitive 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 this week (from 26/01/20) is for rain and showers on Monday and Tuesday, becoming drier through 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 on Friday 31/01/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2020 19:13
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high but are stable at our Water Acre observation borehole. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and will be sensitive 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 21/01/20) is for more settled weather until rainfall is forecast on Sunday (26/01/20). 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 on Monday 27/01/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 12:14
Groundwater
"Groundwater levels remain high but are stable at our Water Acre observation borehole. 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."


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jan 2020 10:52
Groundwater
Groundwater levels remain high but are stable at our Water Acre observation borehole. Levels are above normal for the time of year and will be sensitive 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 few days (from 10/01/20) is mostly dry with a chance of further unsettled weather into next week. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated within the next week (by 16/01/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2020 08:25
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent rainfall. Levels are above normal for the time of year and will be sensitive 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 few days is mostly dry. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated within the next week (by 11/01/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2019 17:33
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall, although we are now seeing levels climb less quickly in response to the last week of dry weather. However, levels are above normal for the time of year and will be sensitive to further rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue 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 forecast for the next few days is mostly dry with showers breaking out on Thursday (02/01/20) and Friday. Rainfall totals are not expected to be significant. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated within the next week (by 07/01/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2019 09:30
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall, although we are now seeing levels climb less quickly in response to the last week of dry weather. However, levels are still above normal for the time of year and will be sensitive to further rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible if further rain falls across the area. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue 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 forecast for the next few days is mostly dry with showers breaking out on Thursday (02/01/20) and Friday. Rainfall totals are not expected to be significant. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated within the next week (by 07/01/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2019 08:34
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall, although we are now seeing levels climb less quickly in response to the last week of dry weather. However, levels are still above normal for the time of year and will be sensitive to further rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible if further rainfall falls across the area. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible in the longer-term. We are closely monitoring the situation. Today (30/12/19) is forecast to remain largely dry. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 31/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2019 09:47
Groundwater
Groundwater levels are rising slowly at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall. Levels are above normal for the time of year and will be sensitive to further rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible if further rainfall falls across the area. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible in the longer-term. We are closely monitoring the situation. No rainfall is forecast today (29/12/19) and tomorrow (30/12/19) there is the possibility of some very light showers, but many places will remain dry. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 30/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2019 08:50
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall, although we are now seeing levels climb less quickly in response to the last few dry days. However, levels are still above normal for the time of year and will be sensitive to further rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible if further rainfall falls across the area. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Should groundwater levels increase further, property flooding is possible in the longer-term. We are closely monitoring the situation. No rainfall is forecast today (28/12/19) or tomorrow (29/12/19). Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 29/12/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2019 09:44
Groundwater
Property flooding is possible in the Aldbourne catchment. Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall. Levels are above normal for the time of year. Flooding of low lying land and roads can be expected within the next week if further rainfall falls across the area. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Groundwater levels are forecast to increase further, in which case property flooding is possible. We are closely monitoring the situation. No rainfall is forecast today (27/12/19) or tomorrow (28/12/19). Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2019 11:02
Groundwater
Property flooding is possible in the Aldbourne catchment. Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall. Levels are above normal for the time of year. Flooding of low lying land and roads can be expected within the next week if further rainfall falls across the area. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Groundwater levels are forecast to increase further, in which case property flooding is possible. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2019 08:43
Groundwater
Property flooding is possible in the Aldbourne catchment. Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall. Levels are above normal for the time of year. Flooding of low lying land and roads can be expected within the next week if further rainfall falls across the area. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Groundwater levels are forecast to increase further, in which case property flooding is possible. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 26/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2019 13:00
Groundwater
Property flooding is possible in the Aldbourne catchment. Groundwater levels have risen at our Water Acre observation borehole in response to recent and sustained rainfall. Levels are above normal for the time of year. Flooding of low lying land and roads can be expected over the next couple of days. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Groundwater levels are forecast to increase further, in which case property flooding is possible. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Our weekly groundwater briefing note can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/thames-west-area-groundwater-situation This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.