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Groundwater flooding in the High Wycombe area

Flood alert

Groundwater levels are high, but falling slowly at our two boreholes, Piddington and Ray Farm borehole in the High Wycombe area. Groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year, and communities may continue to be affected by groundwater flooding as the catchment remains sensitive to further rainfall due to saturated ground and high groundwater levels.

The weather forecast for the next week is dry on Friday and most of Saturday, with further unsettled weather expected from Sunday, 26/05/2024. 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 will update this message next week by Friday, 31/05/2024, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 11:12am, Friday 24th May.

Flood Warning Area Details

Areas at risk of groundwater flooding in the Wycombe area including Radnage and the lower Hughenden Valley

Region: Thames

Country: England

Counties covered: Buckinghamshire

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 High Wycombe 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).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Hughenden Stream from Hughenden Park to the confluence with The River Wye
Hughenden Stream from Hughenden Park to the confluence with The River Wye including parts of High Wycombe

No current or recent warnings.

Horsenden Stream at Princes Risborough
Horsenden Stream at Summerleys Road, Willow Way, Station Road and Angood Close.

No current or recent warnings.

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