Media playback is unsupported on your device

UK floods: How much water is underground?

12 February 2014 Last updated at 09:59 GMT

After parts of England had their wettest January on record there seems no let up in sight and British scientists say water levels are likely to keep rising.

David Shukman demonstrates just how much water is underground in the UK by showing what happens when you open up a borehole.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.