In January 1994 Chichester saw serious flooding to the north and east of the city. This was caused by the overflow of the River Lavant. Shown here is the village hall in Lavant itself. The road sign in the distance states "road closed due to flooding" - a severe case of stating the obvious.
The River Lavant flooded again in the winter of 2000/2001. Although the city of Chichester was saved from serious flooding by the installation of an emergency relief scheme (which has become a tourist attraction in its own right) the outlying villages to the north of the city suffered once again.