Flood Warning Info - River Kennet from Denford down to Marsh Benham

Area Description

River Kennet from Denford down to Marsh Benham including Kintbury.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2020 08:12
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Kennet as a result of recent rainfall and high groundwater levels. Therefore, flooding of property is possible, especially in the Denford and Marsh Benham areas. River levels have fallen very slightly overnight. Levels are not likely to exceed the peak levels reached in mid February or the start of March this year. The forecast is for possible showers today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (12/03/2020) or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 15:23
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels have been slowly rising on the River Kennet as a result of recent rainfall and high groundwater levels. Therefore, flooding of property is possible, especially in the Denford and Marsh Benham areas. River levels are continuing to rise but very slowly. Levels are not likely to exceed the peak levels reached in mid February or the start of March this year. The forecast is for a dry day today with possible showers overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 08:12
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels have been slowly rising on the River Kennet as a result of recent rainfall and high groundwater levels. Therefore, flooding of property is possible this morning (11/03/20), especially in the Denford and Marsh Benham areas. River levels are forecast to reach the flood warning threshold within the next 2 hours. Levels are not likely to exceed the peak levels reached in mid February or the start of March this year. The forecast is for a dry day (11/03/20). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (11/03/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Mar 2020 18:56
River Kennet
Property flooding remains possible. River levels are high but dropping on the River Kennet between Hungerford and upstream of Newbury following persistent rainfall and water making its way downstream. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected to continue. Property flooding remains possible, especially in the Kintbury and Denford Manor areas. The forecast is for a dry night with rain, possibly heavy at times, expected from late morning tomorrow (04/03/20). We expect river levels to continue dropping but levels will remain high over the coming days. Levels are now below the property flooding threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and avoid riverside paths. Refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 04/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Mar 2020 08:08
River Kennet
Property flooding remains possible. River levels are high but dropping on the River Kennet between Hungerford and upstream of Newbury following persistent rainfall and water making its way downstream. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected to continue. Property flooding remains possible, especially in the Kintbury and Denford Manor areas. The forecast is for a predominantly dry day today (03/03/20) with the possibility of light showers, followed by a dry night. We expect river levels to continue dropping but levels will remain high over the coming days. Levels are now below the property flooding threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and avoid riverside paths. Refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 03/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Mar 2020 18:25
River Kennet
Property flooding remains possible. River levels are high but are now dropping on the River Kennet between Hungerford and upstream of Newbury following persistent rainfall and water making its way downstream. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected to continue. Property flooding remains possible, especially in the Kintbury and Denford Manor areas. The forecast is for a dry night followed by a dry day tomorrow (03/03/20). We expect river levels to continue dropping but will remain high over the coming days. Levels are now below the property flooding threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and avoid riverside paths. Refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 03/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Mar 2020 07:41
River Kennet
Property flooding is expected. River levels are high but have now stabilised on the River Kennet between Hungerford and upstream of Newbury following persistent rainfall and water making its way downstream. Therefore, flooding of property, roads and low lying land is expected to continue today (02/03/20), especially in the Kintbury and Denford Manor areas. The forecast is for any remaining showers to clear by mid-morning to leave a dry day followed by a dry night. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. Levels are now above the property flooding threshold. We expect levels to be similar to those seen in February 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and avoid riverside paths. Refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 02/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Mar 2020 18:50
River Kennet
Property flooding is expected. River levels continue to slowly rise on the River Kennet between Hungerford and upstream of Newbury as a result of persistent rainfall and water making its way downstream. Therefore, flooding of property, roads and low lying land is expected to continue overnight tonight (01/03/20), especially in the Kintbury and Denford Manor areas. The forecast is for showers, at times heavy, overnight, clearing by morning to leave a dry day tomorrow (02/03/20). We expect river levels to start to stabilise overnight. Levels are now above the property flooding threshold. We expect levels to be similar to those seen in February 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Mar 2020 08:39
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels continue to slowly rise on the River Kennet between Hungerford and upstream of Newbury as a result of persistent rainfall and water making its way downstream. Therefore, flooding of property, roads and low lying land is possible later this morning (01/03/20), especially in the Kintbury area. The forecast is for a predominantly dry day today with an occasional light shower. Heavier showers are expected overnight. We expect river levels to continue slowly rising until early afternoon at which point we expect levels to stabilise. It remains possible levels may reach the property flooding threshold. We expect levels to be lower than those seen in February 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 01/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Feb 2020 20:45
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels are slowly rising on the River Kennet between Hungerford and upstream of Newbury as a result of persistent rainfall and water making its way downstream. Therefore, flooding of property, roads and low lying land is possible tomorrow morning (01/03/20), especially in the Kintbury area. The forecast is for a predominantly dry night interspersed with light showers. Tomorrow (01/03/20) is predominantly dry with light showers in the afternoon. Rainfall totals are not forecast to be significant. We expect river levels to rise overnight and they may reach the property flooding threshold. We expect levels to be lower than those seen in February 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 01/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 18:45
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the River Kennet following Storm Dennis. Therefore, the risk of property flooding is reducing in the Denford area, but low-lying land, footpaths and roads continue to be at risk of flooding. Further rainfall, which could be heavy at times, is forecast for the rest of this evening (18/02/20) before clearing to leave a largely dry night. The risk of flooding from Storm Dennis has now reduced and river levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 13:05
River Kennet
Property flooding is expected. River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the River Kennet as a result of Storm Dennis. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, but rainfall totals are forecast to be low. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow, 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 20:59
River Kennet
Property flooding is expected. River levels have risen on the River Kennet as a result of Storm Dennis. Therefore, flooding of property is possible from the early hours of tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, especially in the Denford area. Further rainfall showers are forecast over the next 12 hours, but rainfall totals are forecast to be low. We expect river levels to begin falling overnight, but levels may reach property flooding thresholds before falling. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 19:55
River Kennet
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Kennet particularly in the Denford to Marsh Benham area following recent rainfall, but have shown some decline in thepast 48 hours. The risk of flooding to properties is reducing. No further rainfall is forecast today (25/12/19). There is the potential for further showers, which may be heavy at times, throughout tomorrow (26/12/19). We expect river levels to remain high throughout this week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 26/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 07:30
River Kennet
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but continue to fall on the River Kennet following recent rainfall. Therefore, the risk of flooding to properties is reducing. No further rainfall is forecast today (25/12/19), although there is the potential for further showers, which may be heavy at times, throughout tomorrow (26/12/19). River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 18:37
River Kennet
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high on the River Kennet as a result of sustained rainfall last week. Levels are currently stable and will likely slowly fall further over the next 24 hours but will be responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for a dry evening (24/12/2019) and clear Christmas Day (25/12/2019) with potential for heavy showers on Boxing Day (26/12/19). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 09:52
River Kennet
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high on the River Kennet as a result of sustained rainfall last week. Levels are likely to slowly fall further over the next 48 hours but will react very gradually to further rainfall. Todays forecast is for thundery showers this morning, clearing this afternoon (24/12/2019). It will be dry tomorrow for Christmas Day (25/12/2019). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening 24/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 18:50
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Kennet as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of property close to the river is possible. Rain is expected overnight into Tuesday (24/12/2019). River levels are beginning to fall slowly, but are expected to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 24/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 07:43
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on this River Kennet as a result of sustained rainfall last week. Therefore, flooding of property is possible today although levels are now stabilising. Today is forecast to be mainly dry before more rain moves in overnight tonight into Tuesday (24/12/2019). We expect river levels to remain high for several days in this location but levels have now started to fall upstream in the Marlborough area. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated this evening, 23/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 19:04
River Kennet
Property flooding is possible. River levels are continuing to rise slowly on the River Kennet as a result of sustained rainfall last week. Therefore, flooding of property is possible from tomorrow. Further heavy rain is not forecast today (22/12/19) or tomorrow, but there is a chance of showers which may be heavy at times on 24/12/19. We expect river levels to remain high for several days in this location but levels have now started to fall upstream in the Marlborough area. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated tomorrow, 23/12/19, or as the situation changes.