Groundwater flooding for the Crane

Flood Warning

The groundwater level in the Woodyates borehole peaked yesterday 20/02/2020 at 106.8m AOD. It is currently at 106.7m AOD and falling. We believe there remains a possibility of flooding for Pentridge and Cranborne. Residents are continued to be advised to prepare property flood resilience measures and ensure that pumps are working where they have been installed. Unsettled conditions and moderate rainfall is forecast by the Met Office over this coming weekend and into Monday 24/02/20 therefore, we may see the rate of fall in groundwater levels slow or perhaps start to rise slowly again. Some borehole information can be found at We continue to monitor the groundwater situation carefully and will update this message on Saturday 22/02/2020 or as the situation requires.

This information last updated 2:13pm, Friday 21st February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Groundwater flooding for Pentridge and Cranborne

Region: South West

Counties covered: Dorset Council, 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 for the Crane.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning 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 fisk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

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