Flood Alert Info - Groundwater flooding in the Salisbury Plain area

Area Description

Boscombe, Cholderton, Collingbourne Ducis, Hanging Langford, Hindon, Hurdcott, Idmiston, Newton Tony, Orcheston, Porton, Salisbury, Shipton Bellinger, Shrewton, Stratford Sub Castle, Tidworth, Tilshead, Tisbury, Wilton, Winterbourne Stoke and Woodford.
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

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 24 Apr 2018 13:01
The situation is improving along the Salisbury Plain. Groundwater levels across the Salisbury Plain have now fallen back. Levels at Chitterne Down remain high but are falling steadily after a period of dry weather. Some minor roads still have flood water across them, however the risk to motorists and property is now much reduced. The forecast is cloudy with outbreaks of rain.

Flood Alert issued on 13 Apr 2018 15:55
Groundwater levels on Salisbury Plain continue to rise slowly to the north of Salisbury including the Till, Avon and Bourne valleys. Conditions in some parts of the Wylye valley have now started Some minor roads are still flooded however and some householders may experience problems with septic tanks. There is a chance of some heavy rain on Sunday which, when combined with the existing very wet conditions may lead to further problems. Otherwise, more settled weather is expected next week and a real reduction in groundwater problems should follow. Motorists should take special care to ensure their own safety and to prevent their wash from flooding properties alongside roads that are under water.

Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 11:35
Groundwater levels have responded quite steeply to the weekend's heavy rainfall, particularly to the West of Salisbury Plain. Communities including Tilshead, Orcheston, Shrewton, Chitterne, Codford and those along the Wylye Valley are most likely to be affected. Residents should prepare property level flood resilience measures including pumps where they are fitted. People driving through flood water should take extra care both for their own safety and to ensure that their bow wave doesn't cause flooding to properties lining the roads.