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Flood alert for Groundwater flooding in the Candovers and Old Alresford

Groundwater levels are high but falling slowly. In the last week, the level at Preston Candover has fallen by 17cm. At Old Alresford the level has fallen by 19cm. Cellar flooding is expected to be affecting a small number of properties in Preston Candover and Old Alresford. Septic tanks will be struggling to operate effectively. Today (22/05/2024), showers are forecast to affect Hampshire, with up to 40mm of rain possible. From Thursday 23/05/2024 to Monday 27/05/2024, only light showers are expected. Groundwater levels may stabilise or rise slightly in response to heavy rainfall but will begin falling again within a day. Flooding impacts are expected to continue well into June. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. If you have pumps to help reduce water levels, please ensure that they are operating. This Flood Alert will be updated by 18:00 on Wednesday 29/05/2024.

Flood alert area: Areas at risk of groundwater flooding in Preston Candover, Chilton Candover, Brown Candover and Old Alresford in Hampshire.

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