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Forest Hill Flooding
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Erekose


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27-12-2012 08:57 PM

My Neighbour's garden is now completly underwater and lake Colfe has been born.....
Its done this a few times over the years but not to this extent as far as I recall. We currently have 4.25" in the rain guage for December and the weather seems set to continue unsettled until I return to work at least....Ho hum.

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rshdunlop


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27-12-2012 09:54 PM

We have an underground stream that runs across our garden. It used to surface during long spells of wet weather, but we hadn't seen it for a few years, not even this summer. Which shows how low the water table had got. It reappeared with a vengeance on Christmas day, flooding one of the sheds.

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Erekose


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28-12-2012 09:40 AM

2000 and 2007 spring to mind(ho, ho). When we moved in an old chap a few doors away told me that there was a culverted stream under these gardens but have not been a able to verify this.

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rshdunlop


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28-12-2012 10:46 AM

We were told the same by the people who sold us our house. There are apparently a lot of them in FH. I wonder if there is some sort of map? With Sydenham Wells above us and the Pool River below us, is not really surprising.

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Mr Pickles


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13-01-2013 06:13 PM

Luckily we are on the Hill, but the high water table we have here is trouble. We moved here in 1997 and there is always leaks and seepage somewhere

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