The Environment Agency released their final Sussex Groundwater Briefing Note for the 2014/2015 Winter/Spring Season on the 27 March 2015.
The Groundwater Briefing Note for Sussex can be downloaded here: EA March 2015
The briefing note indicates that March 2015 was mainly dry with only 25mm rainfall being recorded across Sussex. Groundwater levels rose slightly due to February’s rainfall however finished lower than at the start of the month. Based on the declining water table the risk of groundwater flooding in Sussex is considered very low for the next few months. If the situation changes the Environment Agency will issue a new groundwater briefing note.
This is in stark contrast to March 2014 which saw groundwater levels at the Chilgrove Borehole up to 5m higher than recorded this year. High rainfall in December 2013/January 2014 and continued peaks and elevated precipitation throughout the Winter caused maximum groundwater levels within the bore in February 2014, see graphic below:
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