The Environment Agency have issued a flood warning for the Bourne Rivulet from Vernham Dean to Hurstbourne Priors at 1:52pm today.
Their warning says:
The river levels in the Bourne Rivulet have risen over the last few weeks. High groundwater is feeding into the rivers and streams, keeping levels up and out of bank in places along the catchment. A groundwater alert is already in force for the area. Over 18mm of rainfall has fallen in the past 24 hours and river levels have continued to rise in response.
The Met Office forecasts approximately 10mm for the remainder of Wednesday and this will cause the river levels to rise further. Significant amounts of rain are forecast for the remainder of this week and this may exacerbate the situation. Any heavy rain may increase surface water runoff from adjacent fields onto the road.
This Flood Alert will be updated at 14:00 on 9 February 2014.
For a map of the affected area please click here (opens in a new window).