Flood risk averted

Flood risk averted

25 February

As the prospect of more heavy rain across Hampshire during the past week failed to materialise, the UK government’s flood alert service has scaled back on its warning of potential groundwater flooding in the Candovers and Old Alresford.  In a statement published yesterday it says  that in Preston Candover the ground water level is just stabilising, but in Old Alresford the level has started to fall.  It says that for the next 10 days the weather should remain fairly dry, but at the lower end of Preston Candover village, the need to pump water from cellars will continue throughout this time.  But a decrease in level is also expected in Preston Candover although the rate of fall will be very slow.

See the full text of the statement - Flood information flooding in the Candovers 24-2-21

But water levels in the Chilton pond and in the Candover stream remain high.  Such a pity it is not allowed to hold the Duck Race this year.



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