Groundwater Rising: New Data in Oxford

Before: The ditch, dry in summer. Highest recent levels were above the footbridge deck.

We're starting to see the winter season have an effect on the Flood Network in Oxford. Up in Wolvercote a ditch which is normally dry in the summer months has shown a rise of 10cm in the last few weeks. This is a good indication of the groundwater in the area and is a useful reference where it can have an effect further downstream.

The Flood Network Map, showing our sensor level rising.

After: The ditch has started to fill and shows a rise in groundwater.

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