Tilshead Borehole Levels: 12th March 2023

Once again, my apologies for not producing a bulletin for the last few weeks, but I have been away with other things on my mind, so today is a bit of a catch-up.  With very little rainfall during the period, the water level has continued to fall and today is pretty much at the average level for the 12th March over the last decade.

Water levels in the borehole continue to fall and are now pretty much average for the date.

Time will tell if the downward trajectory continues, but the drop shows just how sensitive our catchment is to small changes in the amount of rainfall.  Following the flood, we could be heading into a drought year.

The weather is set to be wet and windy for much of the next week and, moving toward the end of the month, is likely to become wetter than the seasonal average. Drier conditions may arrive for early April, but this seems far from clear.  I’ll produce one more bulleting towards the end of the month, unless the predicted rain is of biblical proportions.

Winterbourne Stoke Parish Council