Groundwater flooding in the Basingstoke, Buckskin and Sherborne St John areas

Flood Alert

Groundwater levels have responded to the recent rainfall across the area and have risen at our observation borehole Tile Barn Farm, in the Basingstoke alert area. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities may be affected within the next few weeks by flooding from groundwater. The Buckskin area is currently unaffected by high groundwater levels. We expect levels to rise over the next few weeks in response to rainfall forecast across the area. Low-lying land and roads will therefore continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message tomorrow, 21/02/19, or as the situation changes.

This information last updated 11:49am, Thursday 20th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Basingstoke, Buckskin and Sherborne St John areas

Region: South East

Counties covered: Hampshire

Watercourses covered: Groundwater

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Groundwater flooding in the Basingstoke, Buckskin and Sherborne St John areas.

Note: the area shown on the map is the area covered by flood alerts and warnings. It is not a live map of current flooding. The area covered broadly equates to the area where the fisk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

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