Flood alerts remain in place for a string of villages  as river levels begin to fall.

The Environment Agency has posted an amber flood alert, meaning flooding is possible, along the River Burn from Southgate and Waterden to Burnham Thorpe.

It says "minor flooding" is likely today, adding: "We are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in response to the recent rainfall.

Eastern Daily Press: The River Burn at Burnham ThorpeThe River Burn at Burnham Thorpe (Image: Chris Bishop)

"Areas most at risk are low lying roads and riverside areas in South Creake and Burnham Thorpe, including parts of the B1355.

"The forecast is for mainly dry conditions today and tomorrow. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger."

Several areas along the Burnham have seen flooding in recent weeks following heavy rainfall, including the centre of nearby Burnham Market.

Eastern Daily Press: Water levels in the River Burn appear to be falling Water levels in the River Burn appear to be falling (Image: Chris Bishop)

But water levels now appear to be falling, after flooding caused sewers to overflow along the Burn in Burnham Thorpe, while householders in Burnham Market had to use pumps to clear water from their basements, while others were unable to flush their toilets.

Anglian Water said: "Our sewer network continues to operate as well as possible, given the continued rain and high ground water levels. We’re continuing to use tankers in Burnham Market to try and create some capacity in the network, especially with more rain forecast this week. 

Eastern Daily Press: Flooding in the centre of Burnham MarketFlooding in the centre of Burnham Market (Image: Chris Bishop)

A public meeting heard a culvert through the centre of Burnham Market could be widened to allow water to discharge more rapidly from the Goose Beck, an ancient watercourse which runs through the village.

North West Norfolk MP James Wild suggested money from a 100pc council tax surcharge placed on second homes in the village could help pay for the work to be carried out.