Flood Warning Info - Beck Brook and Washpit Brook at Girton

Area Description

Woodlands Close, Dodford Lane, Fairway, Northfield and Girton Farm..
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 25 Dec 2020 02:20
Cottenham Lode
River levels are falling at the Girton river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Woodlands Close, Dodford Lane, Fairway, Northfield and Oakington Road in Girton. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to continue falling. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. 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.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 17:16
Cottenham Lode
River levels are high at the Girton River gauge following persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect Woodlands Close, Dodford Lane, Fairway, Northfield and Oakington Road in Girton. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may cause levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Friday 25th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 12:19
Cottenham Lode
River levels are high but are beginning to fall at the Girton River gauge following persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect Woodlands Close, Dodford Lane, Fairway, Northfield and Oakington Road in Girton. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may cause levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated by 6pm, Thursday 24th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 00:00
Cottenham Lode
River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected. We expect flooding to affect Woodlands Close, Dodford Lane, Fairway, Northfield and Oakington Road in Girton. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 2 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Apr 2018 08:01
Cottenham Lode
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting this area. This means that the Beck Brook is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise through this morning. The forecast is for continued light rain this morning. We are expecting river levels to be at their highest between 09:00hrs and 12:00hrs. Locations most at risk are Woodlands Close, Dodford Lane, Fairway, Northfield and Girton Farm. The Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. Flood water may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Think about what you need to do in response to this warning.