For the last few years, Andy Shuttleworth has been monitoring the water levels in the Tilshead borehole during the winter.  This, together with rainfall data provided by Janet Abbott’s wonderful website at: http://www.winterbournestokeweather.co.uk/  gives us a little bit of warning as to when some of the lower lying properties in the village may experience flooding from the rising water table.

We will be publishing weekly updates to the information which will look something like this:

tilshead_borehole_levels_21_11_16

The straight blue line at the top of the graph show the level when water spills out of the borehole in Tilshead.  When this happens, we will have flooding in some properties in the village, as happened over Christmas/New Year 2013-2014 – shown by the Yellow dotted line.  The black dotted line shows the average depth of water in the borehole over the last 4 years.   This years data will be shown by the red dotted line and will go live on December 1st.

Comments (2)

  • Jim Carr

    I’d forgotten how informative Janet’s website is 🙂

  • Andy Shuttleworth

    Yes, Jim, it’s a smashing site with lots of current and historical data.

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