Groundwater levels have responded to autumn and winter rainfall and have risen to high levels at our observation borehole at Lilley Bottom. Groundwater levels are unusually high for this time of year and have reached a level where communities in the Kimpton and Lilley Bottom area are at risk of being affected by flooding from groundwater. Although levels have declined slightly during the last two weeks, we expect levels to remain high and low lying land and roads therefore remain at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour this situation could continue for several weeks or longer. We are continuing to monitor groundwater levels and will update this message on the 21st of April or as the situation changes.