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New flood alert for River Kennet, between Thatcham and Reading

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

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jane.meredith@newburynews.co.uk

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01635 886637

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A NEW FLOOD alert for the River Kennet, between Thatcham and Reading, was issued by the Environment Agency yesterday (Tuesday) - while flood alerts remain in place on two other local rivers some four months after they were first issued. Following recent downpours, the Environment Agency (EA) issued a new ‘be prepared’ category flood alert for the River Kennet yesterday afternoon. The alert affects an area from Thatcham to Reading, including Burghfield,Colthrop, Woolhampton, Aldermaston, Theale, Calcot and Southcote. Meanwhile, similar flood alerts remain in place on the rivers Pang and Lambourn, and some four months after first being issued in January. The (continued) flood alert on the River Lambourn, down to Newbury, from Lambourn to Shaw, affects an area including: Eastbury, East Garston, Welford, Easton, Boxford, Woodspeen, Bagnor, Donnington, Great Shefford on the Great Shefford stream and Winterbourne, on the Winterbourne stream. The (continued) flood alert on the River Pang, from East Ilsley to Pangbourne, affects an area including Compton, Hamstead Norreys, Frilsham, Bucklebury, Stanford Dingley, Bradfield and Tidmarsh and Sulham Brook from Theale to Pangbourne. A further two (continued) flood alerts remain in place regarding groundwater flooding, in the Lambourn Valley catchment area and also the East/West Ilsley and Compton areas and some three months since first being issued at the end of  January. For more information about flood alerts and warnings, visit environment-agency.gov.uk

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