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Last reviewed: 24.4.2013 - 3.15pm
Recent heavy rain has left rivers across our region brim-full, and the ground like a soaked sponge.
As with any soaked sponge, when you pour on more water it runs off the top.
Floodwater is going into our sewers, which are designed to take only wastewater from homes and businesses, not rivers too. Our network is under a lot of strain.
Flooding eases when the rain stops only to return when it rains again. That is because the underlying cause – high groundwater and full rivers – remain. This means, potentially, for the rest of the winter months, flooding-related problems could recur to flooding hotspots after any significant rainfall.
We are trying our best to prioritise people most in need of help. We sympathise deeply with people affected by flooding, and we are doing everything we can to help where possible.
Detailed information is available on the areas worst affected by the flooding. View the links below for updates in these areas.
We've been visiting the areas worst affected by flooding to listen to any questions or concerns. The bus stopped at Aldbourne, Carterton, Compton, Hambleden, Lambourn, Playhatch and Standlake.