|Groundwater levels - February 2014|
February was another exceptionally wet month, during which groundwater levels continued to rise across most aquifers. Groundwater flooding occurred in the south and south-west of England.
Southern ChalkExceptional February groundwater levels were recorded over most of the southern Chalk. Groundwater flooding was widespread from Dorset to Kent, and impacts on property and infrastructure were widely reported. In some localities this flooding was the most severe since the winter of 2000/01.
Record monthly maximum levels were recorded at a number of monitoring sites, including:
- Well House Inn (North Downs)
- Little Bucket Farm (Kent)
- Rockley (Marlborough Downs)
|Groundwater levels at Well House Inn|
(Chalk aquifer, North Downs)
Levels stabilised and fell overall across the south-western Chalk and South Downs by the end of the month. However, groundwater flooding is ongoing in some areas, where it is likely to persist throughout the spring.