Flood Alert Information

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 31st March 2022

Well, the end of March 2022 has arrived and with it, the end of the 2021-2022 water level monitoring; at least on a daily level.  There will be no more reports until the start of December 2022 -...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 27th March 2022

The last full week of this reporting season has continued to surprise me.  Despite no rain for almost a fortnight, water levels in the Tilshead borehole have continued to rise throughout the week. ...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 20th March 2022

Well, surprise, surprise!  The torrential rain on Wednesday put Boscombe Down on the BBC's list of the top 5 wettest places in the UK.  I would expect that upwards rise to continue until the end of...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 14th March 2022

Apologies for the delay in publishing this latest bulletin; due entirely to not having access to a computer and fast broadband.  Not to worry, the situation in the Tilshead borehole has been very...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 27th February 2022

Despite some truly dreadful weather over the last week, with several overnight deluges and even a bit of wintry weather that the Met Office would call snow despite it not settling, the water level in...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 20th February 2022

Well, well! The Tilshead borehole continues to surprise.  In an average winter, when the aquifer is filling steadily with few dry spells of weather, a torrential downpour is followed about four days...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 13th February 2022

It's been an interesting week in the aquifer.  Water levels rose marginally last Monday and Tuesday, stayed static on Wednesday and Thursday, then fell slightly on Friday and Saturday.  That's...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 6th February 2022

After a third virtually dry week in a row, the rate of filling of the aquifer has slowed to a virtual stop.  The heavy rain last night and early today should make a difference, but it will be 4 or 5...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 30th January 2022

We are a shade over half-way through this season's monitoring period and the water levels in the borehole are still rising, though with a distinct lack of significant rain over the last fortnight,...

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 23rd January 2022

A very dry week, but despite this, the water levels in the aquifer have continued to rise at a steady rate. It is a very good example of just how long it takes for water falling on the ground surface...

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