Flood Alert Info - River Ouzel in Central Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes

Area Description

River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 16:24
River Ouzel
River levels remain high at the Clipstone Brook river gauge. We expect flooding to affect the River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. No significant rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 08:58
River Ouzel
River levels are high but are beginning to fall at the Clipstone Brook river gauge. We expect flooding to affect River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. No significant rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 17:49
River Ouzel
River levels are high but steady at the Clipstone Brook river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to rise as a result of this. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 09:02
River Ouzel
River levels have fallen at the Clipstone Brook river gauge but remain high downstream towards Milton Keynes. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 17:45
River Ouzel
River levels remain high after heavy rainfall but are beginning to fall at the Clipstone Brook river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 07:22
River Ouzel
River levels have risen at the Clipstone Brook river gauge as a result of yesterday evening’s heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is possible. No property flooding is expected. We expect flooding to affect River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 16:00 on Wednesday 15 January 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 09:35
River Ouzel
River levels remain high downstream of the Clipstone Brook river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible. Flooding may affect the River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 16:58
River Ouzel
River levels remain high downstream of the Clipstone Brook river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible. Flooding may affect the River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. We expect river levels to remain high and will be closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 07:57
River Ouzel
River levels are falling but remain high downstream of the Clipstone Brook river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. While levels remain high, flooding of property, roads and farmland remains possible. Flooding may affect the River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to continue falling through today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 21:57
River Ouzel
River levels remain high downstream of the Clipstone Brook river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. While levels remain high, flooding of property, roads and farmland remains possible. Flooding may affect the River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 07:36
River Ouzel
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible today, 21/12/2019. Flooding may affect River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook. Further light rainfall is forecast this morning. We expect river levels to remain high through today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.