Oxfordshire rivers put on flood alert

Bicester Advertiser: Rivers put on flood alert Rivers put on flood alert

DUE TO heavy rain in recent days, a number of Oxfordshire's rivers are now subject to flood alerts due to rising water levels.

The alerts cover the following rivers and brooks:

  • Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton
  • River Evenlode from Moreton-in-Marsh to Cassington
  • River Glyme at Woodstock and Wootton-by-Woodstock 
  • Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney
  • River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon
  • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip
  • River Thame from Marsworth to Dorchester, inclusing Thames Waterperry, Wheatley and Drayton St Leonard.

A flood alert is the lowest level of the Environment Agency's three-stage warining system, meaning that flooding is possible and property owners shoud be prepared.

For the latest information, see environment-agency.gov.uk or call the Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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