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PEOPLE living near 18 rivers and brooks in Oxfordshire were tonight being warned they may face flooding.

Following a day of heavy rain, the Environment Agency has put the following rivers on Flood Alert.

They are:

  • River Cherwell from Charwelton to just above Upper Heyford
  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford
  • River Thame from Marsworth to Dorchester including Long Marston, Rowsham, North Aylesbury, Cuddington, Thame, Shabbington, Ickford, Waterperry, Cuddesdon, Wheatley, Quarrendon, Drayton St Leonard, Overy
  • Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton
  • River Thames and its tributaries from Days Lock to above Pangbourne
  • River Thames and tributaries from Buscot Wick down to Kings Lock
  • River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon
  • Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney
  • Clanfield Brook for Clanfield Village
  • Shill Brook for Bampton
  • Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their tributaries
  • River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington
  • River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock
  • Ginge Brook for the Steventon area down to and including Sutton Courtenay
  • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip
  • Langford and Wendlebury Brooks from Stratton Audley down to near Merton, including Bicester and Wendlebury

Flood alerts are where the agency fears the river may break its banks.