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Groundwater flooding in the West of Dorset

Flood alert

Groundwater levels across the Chalk in the West of Dorset remain exceptionally high meaning that flooding is possible after even moderate amounts of rainfall.

Our groundwater forecasts indicate that most sites will see a gradual increase over the next 3 days.

Groundwater Flood Warnings are now in force at many locations across the county.

Flooding of roads is possible and septic tanks may not function effectively over the coming days.

Householders with property level protection measures such as pumps, barriers and air-brick covers should keep them in place until the risk recedes.

Environment Agency staff will continue to monitor the situation. This Flood Alert will remain in force for the next few days at least and will be updated should the forecast change.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 8:57am, Thursday 29th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Bridport, Chideock, Martinstown, Milborne St. Andrew, Nottington, Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Upwey, Winterborne Abbas, Winterborne Kingston, Winterborne Steepleton, Winterborne Stickland, Winterborne Whitechurch and Winterborne Zelston

Region: Wessex

Country: England

Counties covered: Dorset Council

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 West of Dorset.

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

Groundwater flooding for the Piddle Valley
Groundwater flooding for Alton Pancras, Piddletrentide, White Lackington, Piddlehinton, Puddletown, Athelhampton

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding for the Devils Brook
Groundwater flooding for the Devils Brook including Ansty, Cheselbourne and Dewlish

No current or recent warnings.

Upper Frome at Dorchester
Casterbridge Trading Estate, London Road, Mill Street, London Close, Durnover Court and Kings Road in Dorchester

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding in the Cerne Valley
Groundwater flooding for Minterne Magna, Minton Parva, Cerne Abbas, Nether Cerne, Godmanston, Forston and Charminster

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke
Areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke

Recent warnings no longer in force.

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