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Flood alert for Aldingbourne and Barnham Rifes

The Aldingbourne and Barnham Rifes are high, but currently falling, following an extremely wet November. Flooding will continue to affect fields near Shripney Lane and the A259, the car park at Tesco and Riverside Caravan Centre and Rowan Park Caravan Park. Only minor flood impacts are expected in Barnham. Only isolated showers are forecast over the next five days. The Aldingbourne and Barnham Rifes should slowly fall all week. However, through Shripney and Bersted minor flood impacts will still continue all week. It will likely take a fortnight of dry weather for river levels to return nearer to normal. River levels will remain sensitive to future rainfall. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including Shripney Lane. We continue to routinely clear grilles through Barnham, including at the Trading Post and our pumps at Felpham are running to reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 11:00 30/11/2022.

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Flood alert area: Elbridge, Lidsey, Aldingbourne, Barnham, Yapton and Ryebank Rifes

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