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Flood team on river watch
11:25am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
MEMBERS of Silver Command are keeping a watch on river and groundwater levels following recent heavy rain.
Representatives from North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire County Council, Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency held a tele-conference yesterday (Tuesday).
“Although river and groundwater levels have risen following the recent rain and snow fall, we are expecting levels to steadily drop over the next few days,” said Glyn Payne, North Yorkshire Police’s Scarborough and Ryedale Safer Neighbourhood Commander.
“We expect no significant snow or rainfall over the next few days but will continue to monitor the situation.”
The River Derwent at Malton is currently at 3.4m and groundwater levels at Broughton borehole are 19.72m.