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Flood Alert Issued Across The Meon Valley

By Times Reporter in Environment News on December 14, 2023

A flood alert has been issued for many locations across the Meon Valley.

The Environment Agency (EA) says water levels in the River Meon are high and rising and the communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Meon Valley include East Meon, West Meon, Warnford, Exton, Corhampton, Meonstoke, Droxford and Soberton.

The EA says: “In the last 2 months, prolonged, much higher than average rainfall (451mm) was recorded in Warnford.

“The winterbourne has been flowing in Meonstoke for several weeks and there is a small amount of water ponded around the electricity sub-station in Rectory Lane.

“At our borehole at Pound Lane, the groundwater level will stabilise by Friday 15/12/2023, before beginning to slowly fall.

“Long range forecasting is difficult, but there is currently an indication that unsettled weather will return to Hampshire from the end of next week. If heavy rain affects the Meon Valley, groundwater levels will rise again, and water will begin flowing across Rectory Lane. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you use pumps to help reduce water levels, please ensure that they can operate.”

Flood alert area: Communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Meon Valley in Hampshire including, East Meon, West Meon, Warnford, Exton, Corhampton, Meonstoke, Droxford and Soberton.

 

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