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Flood warnings in place for Surrey rivers

By JoannaTill  |  Posted: April 30, 2012

  • The River Mole at Brockham, pictured in November 2009

  • Shipley Bridge near Reigate, submerged in December 2009

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FLOOD alerts have been put in place for six streams and rivers in Surrey as more heavy rain is forecast.

The weather is forecast to stay dry and sunny for most of the rest of the day (Monday), but 'intense rainfall' is expected tonight and tomorrow night.

The Met Office has issued a 'yellow' weather warning for tomorrow from the midlands to the south coast, warning that a day of very heavy rainfall could lead to localised flooding in some areas.

The Environment Agency has issued a list of 28 rivers in the South East which have been put on flood alert.

These include the River Mole, the River Wey, the River Blackwater, Ifield Brook, Hoe Stream and the Chertsey Bourne.

According to updates from the Environment Agency this morning, levels at these rivers remain high and have already burst their banks in some areas.

The authority said it will continue to monitor the situation but warned that the intense rainfall expected this evening and all day tomorrow would lead to river levels continuing to rise.

The affected areas are:

  • Those around the River Mole and its tributaries, including Dorking, Leatherhead, Hersham, Leigh, Betchworth, Brockham, Pixham, Mickleham, Fetcham, Stoke D'Abernon and Cobham;
  • The Upper River Wey, around Alton, Farnham, Bordon, Frensham, Tilford, Godalming and Peasmarsh;
  • The area around the Hoe Stream, including Woking;
  • The River Blackwater in south-west Surrey, north-east Hampshire and parts of Berkshire, including Aldershot, Farnborough, Camberley, Sandhurst and Cove;
  • Chertsey Bourne, including Virginia Water, Thorpe Green and Chertsey and the Moat at Thorpe; and
  • The Ifield Brook and the Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream, with regions including Ifield, Lowfield Heath, Charlwood, Bewbush, Furnace Green, Maidenbower, Crawley, Horley, Copthorne and Salfords.

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