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Groundwater flooding for the Hooke

Flood warning

The groundwater level at the Dickley Down borehole has risen to 163.95m above sea level and is forecast to rise to 165.35 by the weekend. For reference the peak level in January was 170.15.

The weather over the next two weeks will continue unsettled with a band of rain expected early next week and another by next weekend. These will bring periods of light to moderate rainfall. This will maintain groundwater levels at their current position for several days. There is a hint that a blocking high pressure system will become established to the east of the country bringing some respite as more settled weather develops.

Property flooding is expected and sewage systems may become inundated.

Residents should deploy any property resilience measures such as pumps, flood barriers and air brick covers.
Avoid driving through flood water as the bow wave from vehicles can flood adjacent properties.

Do not lift manhole covers to alleviate local surface water flooding as this may cause toilets further downhill to surcharge.
This message will be updated on Sunday or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 2:54pm, Thursday 29th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Groundwater flooding for Toller Whelme, Hooke, Higher Kingcombe, Lower Kingcombe and Toller Porcorum

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 for the Hooke.

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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