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Flood Alert No Longer In Force For Guildford But Remains For The Upper Wey

Published on: 8 Jan, 2014
Updated on: 11 Jan, 2014

flood alertThe Flood Alert for the River Wey at Guildford ceased today (January  8) at 11.37am but it remains in place for the Upper Wey which stretches from Alton right down to Peasmarsh.

The Environment Agency, which has been criticised for issuing alerts too late over the Christmas period, stated on their website for the River Wey at Guildford: “The river and flooding forecast is as follows: The river levels on the River Wey are falling slowly. The weather prospects are for a generally dry day with the risk of some showers overnight.”

This evening the river level at 2.33metres is back within its typical depth range.

For the Upper Wey the Environment Agency stated: “The river and flooding forecast is as follows: River levels on the River Wey are stabilising in Alton and Tilford, but we are seeing levels slowly and steadily respond to the recent rainfall in the Westbrook Mill area.

“Elsewhere the river levels remain stable, although the river levels are sensitive to further rainfall. The weather forecast is for a sunny start, but with showers through the day, getting heavier into this evening.”

The following graphic explains the differences between the three stage flood warning system.


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