Filled with brooks and watercourses, Gloucester is surrounded by flood catchment zones. This proved to be a problem during the floods of 2007 which saw the city badly affected.
Heavy rainfall began the end of June leading to drains unable to cope with the constant pressure and surface water gathering. July brought even heavier downpours, with 20th July having two months’ worth of rainfall in just 14 hours. This led to widespread flooding across the county with over 300,000 residents affected by tap water shortages.
Hucclecote is known as an affluent village on the outskirts of Gloucester, although escaping any major damage; some roads in the village were completely submerged under flood waters.
It is due to several water courses in the area that led to surface water flooding. Hosbere and Wotton Brook are thought to contribute to the village flooding with streams backing up leaving nowhere for the water to escape.