Environment Agency flood alert for Alton

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for groundwater flooding in the Alton area as follows:

Groundwater levels are high. Flooding is possible. Be prepared. Flooding is possible for Communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Alton, Chawton and Lower Farringdon areas within the next few days and may last for several weeks.

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Environment secretary Owen Paterson says the Government will be looking at the long term impact of flooding on agricultural land in areas like Dorset.