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Groundwater flooding in the Cerne Valley

Warning no longer in force

Groundwater levels have started to fall back so that the risk of flooding is now reduced. The cold, dry spell will continue for the next week meaning that levels will continue to fall towards the middle of February. A return to warmer, wetter conditions from the second week of next month could bring levels back up again quite quickly. Levels in the River Cerne will remain high for some weeks. You are advised to take the opportunity to check any pumps are in good working order and that stocks of sandbags are replenished. Septic tanks may need emptying as soak aways may not work for some time. Many roads are still flooded and springs have burst through the surface causing them to break up. Please drive slowly as vehicle bow waves can damage adjacent properties. Flood water on roads is freezing leading to widespread black ice. Environment Agency staff will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as necessary.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 9:32am, Tuesday 24th January.

Flood Warning Area Details

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

Region: South West

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 Cerne Valley.

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 Sydling
Groundwater flooding for Up Sydling and Sydling St Nicholas

Recent warnings no longer in force.

Upper Frome and tributaries
Tributaries between Toller Whelme and Dorchester

No current or recent warnings.

Upper Frome from Maiden Newton to Dorchester
Areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding in the West of Dorset
Bridport, Chideock, Martinstown, Milborne St. Andrew, Nottington, Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Upwey, Winterborne Abbas, Winterborne Kingston, Winterborne Steepleton, Winterborne Stickland, Winterborne Whitechurch and Winterborne Zelston

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.

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