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Groundwater flooding in the Great Shefford area

Flood alert

Groundwater levels are high but have started to slowly decline at our Northfield Farm borehole in the Great Shefford area. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and are at a level where communities may continue to be affected by groundwater flooding. Groundwater levels are steady, but the catchment remains sensitive to further rainfall due to saturated ground and high groundwater levels. Low-lying land, gardens, roads, and cellars will therefore continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater flooding, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. Avoid driving or walking through floodwater as there may be concealed hazards. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and check impacts in the area. We will update this message next week by 24/05/2024, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 2:05pm, Friday 17th May.

Flood Warning Area Details

Communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Great Shefford area

Region: Thames

Country: England

Counties covered: West Berkshire

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 Great Shefford area.

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).

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No current or recent warnings.

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