Flood Barrier Back

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February
2020

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Flood barrier back at River Park as a precaution.

Images: Winchester City Council

Given the extent of the heavy rainfall over the weekend from Storm Dennis, falling on already saturated ground last weekend from Storm Ciara, it’s perhaps no surprise that authorities in Winchester are taking no chances with flood prevention.

Winchester City Council say that river levels in Winchester are “visibly high” with some small areas of localised flooding.

In liaison with the Environment Agency, as a precautionary measure, officials have taken the decision to install the flood barriers at Water Lane and River Park.

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They say that North Walls Recreation Ground remains open, but users should take care to avoid riverbanks, any land which is already flooded or areas with fast flowing water.

The position regarding North Walls Recreation Ground will be kept under review as the week progresses.

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The council will continue to work with the Environment Agency and Hampshire County Council to monitor areas in Winchester and across the district.

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There is further forecast rainfall for the next five days.

Properties in flood risk areas should also take this opportunity to ensure their contingency plans are in place.

For the latest information on flooding, people can sign up for the Environment Agency’s updates by clicking on this link