Satellite image shows surface water runoff after floods

As the floods slowly subside, in some areas to ground is so wet it can't sink in.

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  1. Simon Harris: ITV News Correspondent

Thames water levels stabilise, groundwater flooding 'a concern'

The Enviroment Agency says water levels on the lower Thames have now stabilised.

River levels on the Lower Thames have now stabilised... Water that is filling the Aqua-dam will be pumped back in a controlled way into the River Thames.

Groundwater levels continue to rise across the region increasing the likelihood of localised flooding, levels are likely to remain high for some weeks to come.

The risk of groundwater flooding remains a concern in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and parts of London.

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