Flood Warning Info - Groundwater flooding for the Ebble Valley

Area Description

Groundwater flooding in the Ebble Valley including Berwick St John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock, Nunton.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 10 Mar 2020 12:06
Groundwater
The groundwater level at the Down Barn borehole is currently 69.7 mAOD and are falling. We believe a possibility of flooding still exists for the Ebble Valley including Berwick St John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock, Nunton. Residents are advised to ensure property flood resilience measures are in place and that pumps are working where they have been installed. Residents may experience problems flushing toilets and have issues with septic tanks. The Met Office forecast is for further showers over the next few days which may result in groundwater levels rising again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We continue to monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Friday 13/03/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 14:31
Groundwater
The groundwater level at the Down Barn borehole is currently 70.7 m AOD and forecast to rise after recent heavy rainfall. Residents are advised to ensure property resilience measures are put in place and that pumps are working where they have been installed. Residents may experience problems flushing toilets and have issues with septic tanks. Further rainfall over the weekend and into the early parts of next week are forecast by the met office, with this rainfall we anticipate groundwater levels to continue to rise. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We continue to monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Tuesday 10/03/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Mar 2020 12:56
Groundwater
The groundwater level in the Down Barn borehole is beginning to rise and is currently at 71 m AOD. Residents are advised to ensure property flood resilience measures are taken and check that installed pumps are working. Residents may have problems flushing toilets and with septic tanks. Sunny spells with light scattered showers are forecast by the Met Office over the next few days Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We continue to monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Friday 06/03/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Feb 2020 12:13
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole peaked at 78.5m AOD. It is now at 71.1m AOD and falling. Residents are advised to ensure property flood resilience measures are taken and check that installed pumps are working. Residents may have problems flushing toilets and with septic tanks. Further unsettled conditions and moderate rainfall is forecast by the Met Office throughout this weekend and into Tuesday 03/03/20, so we may expect levels in the borehole to start to rise slowly again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We continue to monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Tuesday 03/03/20 or as the situation requires.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 11:39
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole peaked at 78.5m AOD. It is now at 72.3m AOD and falling. Residents are advised to ensure property flood resilience measures are taken and check that installed pumps are working. Residents may have problems flushing toilets and with septic tanks. Further unsettled conditions and moderate rainfall is forecast by the Met Office throughout this week to Friday 28/02/20, so we may expect levels in the borehole to start to rise slowly again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We continue to monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Friday 28/02/20 or as the situation requires.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 13:41
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole peaked at 78.5m AOD. It is now at 74.5m AOD and falling. Flooding remains a possibility for the Ebble Valley including Berwick Saint John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock and Nunton. Residents are advised to ensure property flood resilience measures are taken and check that installed pumps are working. Residents may have problems flushing toilets and with septic tanks. Further unsettled conditions and moderate rainfall is forecast by the Met Office throughout this week to Friday 28/02/20, so we may expect levels in the borehole to start to rise slowly again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We continue to monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Wednesday 26/02/2020 or as the situation requires.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 11:37
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole peaked at 78.5m AOD. It is now at 74.5m AOD and falling. Flooding remains a possibility for the Ebble Valley including Berwick Saint John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock and Nunton. Residents are advised to prepare property flood resilience measures and ensure that installed pumps are working. Residents may have problems flushing toilets and with septic tanks. Unsettled conditions and moderate rainfall is forecast by the Met Office over this coming week therefore, we may see the borehole levels rise slowly again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Monday 24/02/2020 or as the situation requires.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Feb 2020 16:04
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole peaked at 78.5m AOD. It is now at 75.1m AOD and falling. Flooding remains a possibility for the Ebble Valley including Berwick Saint John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock and Nunton. Residents are advised to prepare property flood resilience measures and ensure that installed pumps are working. Residents may have problems flushing toilets and with septic tanks. Unsettled conditions and moderate rainfall is forecast by the Met Office over this coming weekend and into Monday 24/02/20 therefore, we may see the rate of fall in groundwater levels slow or perhaps rise slowly again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Sunday 23/02/2020 or as the situation requires.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Feb 2020 13:51
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole peaked at 78.5m AOD. It is now at 76.1m AOD and falling. Flooding remains a possibility for the Ebble Valley including Berwick Saint John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock and Nunton. Residents are advised to prepare property flood resilience measures and ensure that installed pumps are working. Residents may have problems flushing toilets and with septic tanks. Unsettled conditions and moderate rainfall is forecast by the Met Office over this coming weekend and into Monday 24/02/20 therefore, we may see the rate of fall in groundwater levels slow or perhaps rise slowly again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Saturday 22/02/2020 or as the situation requires.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2020 14:12
Groundwater
The groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole peaked at 78.5mAOD. They are currently at 77.0 mAOD and are falling. We believe there remains a possibility of flooding for the Ebble Valley including Berwick Saint John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock and Nunton. Residents are continued to be advised to prepare property flood resilience measures and ensure that pumps are working where they have been installed. Residents may experience problems flushing toilets and have issues with septic tanks. The Met Office forecast is for continuing unsettled conditions, so we may expect the reduction in groundwater levels to slow or start to rise again as further rainfall is forecast. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message on Friday 21/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 11:43
Groundwater
The groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole are currently at 77.6 mAOD and are falling following the recent rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Ebble Valley including Berwick St John, Ebblesbourne Wake, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Bishopstone, Stratford Toney, Coombe Bissett, Homington, Odstock and Nunton. Residents are continued to be advised to prepare property flood resilience measures and ensure that pumps are working where they have been installed. Residents may experience problems flushing toilets and have issues with septic tanks. The Met Office forecast over the next few days is for more rainfall, so we expect groundwater levels to potentially rise again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message on Thursday, 20/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 14:07
Groundwater
The groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole are currently at 78.3 mAOD and have currently peaked following the recent heavy rainfall. Residents are continued to be advised to prepare property resilience measures and ensure that pumps are working where they have been installed. Residents may experience problems flushing toilets and have issues with septic tanks. The Met Office forecast over the next few days is for more rainfall, so we expect groundwater levels to potentially rise again. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message on Wednesday, 19/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 15:41
Groundwater
The groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole are currently at 78.2mAOD and rising, due to the persistent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. There has been a 5 meter rise at the Down Barn borehole in the last 24 hours. Residents are advised to prepare property resilience measures and ensure that pumps are working where they have been installed. Residents may experience problems flushing toilets and have issues with septic tanks. The Met Office forecast over the next few days is for brighter spells with some showers. We are closely monitoring the groundwater situation. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:11
Groundwater
The groundwater levels in the Down Barn borehole are currently at 73mAOD and rising, due to the persistent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. There has been a 4 meter rise at the Down Barn borehole in the last 24 hours. Residents are advised to prepare property resilience measures and ensure that pumps are working where they have been installed. Residents may experience problems flushing toilets and have issues with septic tanks. The Met Office forecast over the next few days is for brighter spells with some showers. We are closely monitoring the groundwater situation. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. This message will be updated 17/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Dec 2019 15:41
Groundwater
Groundwater levels for the Ebble valley remain high. The groundwater level at Downbarn borehole on 31/12/2019 was 73.692 mAOD and are starting to fall. Residents are advised to prepare protection measures and take particular care when driving, both for their own safety and to prevent flooding to others. Anyone with a pump should ensure that it is working and it may be necessary to hire portable facilities due to impacts on sewage system. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2019 15:25
Groundwater
Groundwater levels for the Ebble valley are high in response to recent and prolonged rainfall. A period of settle weather is expected over the next few days and we expect levels to continue to remain high. The groundwater level at Downbarn borehole on Friday 27/12/2019 was 74.873 mAOD. Anyone with a pump should ensure that it is working and it may be necessary to hire portable facilities due to impacts on sewage system. Residents are advised to prepare protection measures and take particular care when driving, both for their own safety and to prevent flooding to others. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 09:16
Groundwater
The sustained rise in groundwater level measured at the Downbarn borehole has reached the groundwater flooding level for the Ebble valley in response to the prolonged rainfall. A period of more settled weather is forecast until Boxing Day. Groundwater levels will continue to remain high over the next week. The groundwater level at Downbarn borehole on Monday 23/12/2019 was 76.7mAOD. Anyone with a pump should ensure that it is working and it may be necessary to hire portable facilities due to impacts on sewage system. Residents are advised to prepare protection measures and take particular care when driving, both for their own safety and to prevent flooding to others. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 12:11
Groundwater
The sustained rise in groundwater level measured at Downbarn borehole has reached the groundwater flood warning level for the Ebble Valley in response to the continued wet weather we have been experiencing. A period of settled weather is expected over the next few days. Groundwater levels will continue to remain high over the next week. The groundwater level at Downbarn was 76.4mAOD on Sunday, 22/12/19. Anyone with a pump should ensure that it is working and it may be necessary to hire portable facilities due to impacts on sewage system. Residents are advised to prepare protection measures and take particular care when driving, both for their own safety and to prevent flooding to others. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. Some borehole information can be found at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 10:29
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in West Dorset are high and are rising further. The sustained rise in groundwater level measured at Downbarn borehole has reached the groundwater flood warning level for the Ebble Valley in response to the continued wet weather we have been experiencing. The groundwater level at Downbarn was 37.5 mAOD at 10am on Friday, 20/12/19. More rain is forecast over the weekend. Anyone with a pump should ensure that it is working and it may be necessary to hire portable facilities due to impacts on sewage system. Residents are advised to prepare protection measures and take particular care when driving, both for their own safety and to prevent flooding to others.