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Flood threat returns to Somerset
7:21pm Saturday 12th January 2013 in News
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- Environment Agency issues flood alert for River Tone
- A flood warning is in place for the River Isle
- Forecast is for drier weather on Sunday.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have been affected.
The Environment Agency is having to reduce the amount of pumping from Currymoor because of the high tide.
Here's what it said yesterday: "Levels on the River Tone have now stabilised and Hookbridge Spillway has stopped running. "High tides resulting in raised levels in the Tone may result in the spillway running during the peak of the tide.
"The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 6.59 m and continues to fall slowly.
"There will be some reductions to the pumping regime due to the current high tides.
"The most affected periods will be the peak of the tide for Saturday through to Tuesday morning.
"The Athelney spillway is no longer flowing, however, the A361 remains closed and will officially open on Monday at the earliest after a further Highways Authority assessment."
RT @WeatherTaunton: A lot of flooding in the typical areas of #taunton .. Passable but not advised! #Somerset #flooding— @Cos_MadHatter 12 January 2013
RT @MikeSRigby: Flooding in the usual spot by Norton Manor Camp. #Somerset— @MineheadNews 12 January 2013
A flood warning is in place for the River Isle, from Chard Reservoir to Hambridge.
The Environment Agency says the worst of the rainfall is likely to have passed and Sunday will be drier.
However, a spokesman said: "River levels on the River Isle at Donyatt and River Isle at Ashford Mill are rising."
THE Environment Agency has issued a flood alert this evening for the River Tone, with water levels rising across the Taunton Deane area.
However, the Agency says the situation should improve tomorrow.
A spokesman said: "The heaviest rain should have moved out of the area by this evening. "The outlook for Sunday is largely dry.
"River levels on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Bishops Hull, River Tone at Taunton, Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater are all rising."
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