Flood Alert Info - River Granta in Essex and Cambridgeshire

Area Description

River Granta from Linton to Babraham.
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

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


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 18:51
River Granta
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Linton river gauge. We expect flooding to affect River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. River levels are falling, but may rise again following further rainfall. 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 10:08
River Granta
River levels are falling at the Linton river gauge but remain high downstream. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying roads and footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 17:30
River Granta
River levels have risen at the Linton river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and land is possible over the next couple of days. We expect flooding to affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying roads and footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 13:43
River Granta
River levels are rising at the Linton river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible today, Wednesday 15th and tomorrow, Thursday 16th. We expect flooding to affect River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 15/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 16:30
River Granta
River levels remain high downstream of the Linton river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Flooding could affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Where this falls on saturated ground, river levels could rise again. 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 tomorrow morning, Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 08:28
River Granta
River levels are falling but remain high downstream of the Linton river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Flooding could affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. 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, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 21:40
River Granta
River levels remain high downstream of the Linton river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Flooding could affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Where this falls on saturated ground, river levels could rise again. 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 tomorrow morning, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 11:45
River Granta
River levels remain high downstream of the Linton river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Flooding could affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Where this falls on saturated ground, river levels could rise again. 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, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:12
River Granta
River levels remain high at the Linton river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall today. Flooding could affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Where this falls on saturated ground, river levels could rise further. 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 on Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 13:11
River Granta
River levels are rising at the Linton river gauge as a result of rainfall overnight and this morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Granta from Linton to Babraham. Further light rainfall is forecast this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, Friday 20 December or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 16:41
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rainfall experienced over the last few days. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for light rain over the next few days. We are expecting to see standing water in floodplain areas. Riverside footpaths may also be flooded. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further heightened river levels/flood risk.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 09:48
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. River levels on the River Granta are currently falling. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to react to further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 16:26
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. Levels on the River Granta are currently falling. The forecast is dry for today with scattered showers on Wednesday. The catchment is now saturated so we expect river levels to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Please take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:57
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. Levels on the River Granta are currently falling. The forecast is dry for today with scattered showers on Wednesday. The catchment is now saturated so we expect river levels to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Please take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 19:13
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. The forecast is for light rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting there to be standing water on low lying areas for several days. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 09:30
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the River Granta is rising. The forecast is for further light rain this morning. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 11:35
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the rain experienced over the last few days. This means that levels on the River Granta remain higher than normal. The ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for light rain over the next few days. We are expecting there to be no property flooding as a result of high river levels, but there could be some issues caused by surface water flooding. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 17:19
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 36 hours. This means that the river levels in the Granta are high and will remain so overnight. The forecast is for light rain over the next few days. We are expecting there to be no property flooding as a result of high river levels, but there could be some issues caused by surface water flooding. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 09:14
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the Granta is rising. The forecast is for light rain over the next few days. We are expecting there to be no property flooding as a result of high river levels, but there could be some issues caused by surface water flooding. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 18:23
River Granta
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the River Granta is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise overnight. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next few days. We are expecting there to be no property flooding as a result of high river levels, but there could be some issues caused by surface water flooding. Locations most at risk are River Granta from Linton to Babraham. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further heightened river levels/flood risk.