Groundwater flooding for the Piddle Valley

Flood Warning

Groundwater levels have risen at the Doles Ash borehole as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. The current level is recorded at 122.5 mAOD and is continuing to rise. The Met Office forecast over the next few days is for more rainfall, so we can expect groundwater levels to continue to rise. Flooding of roads and fields is possible. Residents may experience inundation of septic tanks and sewer systems. If you have a pump, please make sure it is working and switched on. You can monitor the groundwater level at Doles Ash borehole at www.flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message on Wednesday, 19/02/2020.

This information last updated 1:10pm, Tuesday 18th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

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

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 for the Piddle Valley.

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).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

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

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

Groundwater flooding for the Bere Stream
Groundwater flooding for Hilton, Milton Abbas and Milborne St Andrew

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

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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