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New Flood Alert For The Meon Valley

By Times Reporter in Environment News on January 4, 2024

A new flood alert for the Meon Valley has been announced by the Environment Agency.

 

The agency said: “Groundwater levels are high and have started to rise again following the recent wet weather. In the last 7 days, more than half a month’s rain (54mm) has been recorded at Warnford. At Pound Lane, the groundwater level has risen by 14cm in the last 24 hours. The Winterbourne is flowing in Meonstoke.

“From Sunday (07/01/2024), the Winterbourne could begin flowing across Rectory Lane and a small amount of water will pond around the electricity sub-station. The weather forecast for the next five days is for relatively small amounts of rain. However, there is a possibility that heavy rain (45mm) could be recorded in Hampshire on Thursday (04/01/2024). Groundwater levels are expected to continue rising until the weekend, and could rise for longer if further heavy rain affects the area. Cellar flooding caused by groundwater remains a possibility this winter. Please remain prepared. If you use pumps to help reduce water levels, please ensure that they can operate.”

The flood alert area covers communities including East Meon, West Meon, Warnford, Exton, Corhampton, Meonstoke, Droxford and Soberton.

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