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Flooding in Downton

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.

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