Downton was well-known for flooding in the past - as shown in many of the photos in the Gallery. The last flood that occurred
was in 2000, but since then a bund was built around the village to reduce the probability of the River Avon bursting it's banks and
running down The Borough. Nevertheless there is still a flood risk from the river, and also risks of groundwater flooding in the
lower-lying parts of the village.
The Government and Environment Agency (EA) issues Flood Alerts and Warnings when there is a possibility of flooding - these can be received by phone if you are registered - see the Government website for details.
Perhaps of more direct use is this web page which is specific to Downton - click here.
There is also a level gauge at the Iron Bridge available on the internet - click on here to view it.