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Groundwater flooding in the Candovers and Old Alresford

Flood alert

Groundwater levels are high but falling slowly. In the last week, the level at Preston Candover has fallen by 17cm. At Old Alresford the level has fallen by 19cm. Cellar flooding is expected to be affecting a small number of properties in Preston Candover and Old Alresford. Septic tanks will be struggling to operate effectively. Today (22/05/2024), showers are forecast to affect Hampshire, with up to 40mm of rain possible. From Thursday 23/05/2024 to Monday 27/05/2024, only light showers are expected. Groundwater levels may stabilise or rise slightly in response to heavy rainfall but will begin falling again within a day. Flooding impacts are expected to continue well into June. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. If you have pumps to help reduce water levels, please ensure that they are operating. This Flood Alert will be updated by 18:00 on Wednesday 29/05/2024.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 10:32am, Wednesday 22nd May.

Flood Warning Area Details

Areas at risk of groundwater flooding in Preston Candover, Chilton Candover, Brown Candover and Old Alresford in Hampshire

Region: Solent and South Downs

Country: England

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 Candovers and Old Alresford.

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 risk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

The Candovers
Axford, Preston Candover, Chilton Candover, and Brown Candover on the Candover Stream

No current or recent warnings.

Alresford
Alresford on the River Arle

No current or recent warnings.

Upper Itchen
River Itchen from Hinton Ampner to Abbots Worthy, including the River Alre, and the Candover Stream

No current or recent warnings.

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