Flood Warning Info - River Loddon and River Blackwater at Swallowfield

Area Description

River Loddon and River Blackwater at Swallowfield including Swallowfield Park, Berkshire.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 21 Jun 2021 09:25
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is still expected for low lying properties and those closest to the river. River levels are forecast to rise on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of heavy rainfall expected today. Further rainfall is forecast this morning and through today, 21/06/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response have been out in the area yesterday, 20/06/21 and staff will be in the area again today, 21/06/21 Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated this evening, 21/06/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jun 2021 18:06
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding could still be a possibility for properties closest to the river. River levels are forecast to rise on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of heavy rainfall. Further rainfall is forecast in the early hours of tomorrow morning 21/06/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been in the area today checking water levels. 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, 21/06/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jun 2021 10:39
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is possible, and could reach some door levels. River levels are high, but steady on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of heavy rainfall that the catchment received yesterday. Further rainfall is forecast today, 20/06/21 and into Monday 21/06/21. We are closely monitoring the situation and our operations staff will be in the area today, 20/06/21. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tonight, 20/06/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Jun 2021 17:32
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is possible, and could reach some door levels. River levels are high but steady on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of heavy rainfall that the catchment received overnight. Further rainfall is forecast over night and into tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation and our operations staff have been in the area today, 19/06/21. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/06/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Jun 2021 09:52
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of heavy rainfall. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few hours. 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, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 20:30
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is expected. River levels remain high on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of recent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected and flooding of properties close to the river is possible this evening 17/02/2020 and into tomorrow morning 18/02/2020, especially in the Swallowfield area. Light showers are forecast for the next 48 hours, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed and trash screens and in the area checking defences. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels and remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 18/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:09
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is expected. River levels are forecast to continue rising on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of recent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected and flooding of properties close to the river is possible today 17/02/2020, especially in the Swallowfield area. Light showers are forecast for the next 48 hours, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed and trash screens and in the area checking defences. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels and remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated this evening, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 01:27
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is expected. River levels are forecast to continue rising on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected and flooding of properties close to the river is possible later this evening 16/02/2020, especially in the Swallowfield area. Light showers are forecast overnight and into tomorrow morning 17/02/2020, and we expect river levels to remain high overnight and tomorrow 17/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens and checking defences. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels and remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 19:26
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is possible. River levels are forecast to continue rising on the Rivers Loddon and Blackwater, as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected, and flooding of properties close to the river is possible later this evening 16/02/2020, especially in the Swallowfield area. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed and trash screens, and also checking defences. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels, and remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 17:37
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are very high but are currently stable on the River Blackwater in the Swallowfield area following recent rainfall. Property flooding is not currently expected but river levels remain sensitive to further forecast rainfall over the next few days and could rise again. Therefore this Flood Warning will remain in force until river levels have dropped further. Further rainfall is forecast for tomorrow (23/12/19). We expect river levels to remain high over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have had our incident response staff in the area working to clear blockages. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 23/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 12:10
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is not currently forecast. River levels are very high but are currently stable on the River Blackwater in the Swallowfield area following recent rainfall. Property flooding is not currently expected but river levels remain sensitive to further forecast rainfall over the next few days and could rise again. Therefore this Flood Warning will remain in force until river levels have dropped further. Further rainfall is forecast for tomorrow 23/12/19. We expect river levels to remain high over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have had our incident response staff in the area working to clear blockages. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 22/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 08:10
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is not expected. River levels are high but slowly dropping on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, further flooding of property is not expected. Further rainfall showers are forecast today with a rain coming in overnight, with the potential to be heavy at times. We expect river levels to remain high over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have had our incident response staff in the area working to clear blockages. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 20:42
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is possible. River levels are currently high but steady on the River Loddon and Blackwater following recent heavy rainfall. Further rainfall showers are forecast overnight and may be heavy at times. Therefore, the possibility of property flooding remains this evening 20/12/19. Flooding is likely to affect properties closest to the river in the Swallowfield area. We expect river levels to remain high over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been in the area checking defences. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:04
River Loddon, River Blackwater
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high and rising slowly on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of property is possible later today 20/12/19. We expect flooding to affect properties closest to the river in the Swallowfield area. Further rainfall showers are forecast this afternoon and overnight with the potential to be heavy at times. We expect river levels to remain high over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have had our incident response staff in the area working to clear blockages. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 20/12/19, or as the situation changes.