York & North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire flood warnings remain after heavy rain

Ground water levels are the main concern of the Environment Agency across North Yorkshire after days of heavy rainfall.

Eight flood warnings are in place with both properties and land under threat.

The Environment Agency issued the warnings for the River Nidd, River Ure, River Ouse, River Derwent, River Swale and Cock Beck.

The forecast for Monday was for a dry start but patchy rain was expected later in the day.

It has warned that rain falling on already saturated ground could cause problems for some weeks.

Innis Thompson of the Environment Agency said: "We have got the ground water rising still in various places.

"Those who are affected by springs and by water coming out of the ground at any point, we do have continuing concerns about that.

"While this ground water is a problem, there's not terribly much people are going to be able to do to stop the water coming out of the ground."

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