Flood Alert Info - Lower River Cam in Cambridgeshire

Area Description

River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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 11 Apr 2018 17:13
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experienced over the last few days. The river levels remain high. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 14:38
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rain experienced over the last 24 hours in Cambridgeshire. This means that the River Cam is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise through the day. The forecast is for more rain over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to react to further rainfall. Low lying land and roads near to the river may flood. Locations most at risk are located along the River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 09:35
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. River levels on the River Cam 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 16:16
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. The River Cam is 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 09:54
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. The River Cam is 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 17:39
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for light rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting to see standing water in floodplain areas. Riverside footpaths may also be flooded. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 09:34
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the River Cam 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 1 Apr 2018 16:14
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the past few days. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for heavy rainfall in the early hours of Monday morning which may be intense. Totals could reach 20 mm at some locations. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 09:07
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the past few days. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for heavy rainfall in the early hours of Monday morning which may be intense. Totals could reach 20 mm at some locations. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 16:58
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next 36 hours. River levels have now stabilised but we are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 Mar 2018 08:02
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours in the Cambridge Area. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for further light rain today and over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Mar 2018 14:09
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the further rainfall expected this afternoon. The ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for patchy showers this afternoon and over the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to react to further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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. 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 29 Mar 2018 08:28
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experienced over the last 24 hours in Cambridgeshire. This means that the River Cam is rising. The forecast is for some further rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to react to further rainfall and will update this message as the situation changes. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and forecasts for the area. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 16:42
River Cam
River levels in the River Cam remain high in response to Monday night’s rainfall. The forecast does not show any significant rainfall over the next 24 hours. We are expecting to see standing water in floodplain areas and riverside footpaths may also be flooded. Locations most at risk are the River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message as the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Do not walk or drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 08:15
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This has caused the River Cam to rise in response to the rain and river levels are expected to rise further during Tuesday. The forecast does not show any significant rainfall over the next 24 hours. We are expecting to see standing water in floodplain areas and riverside footpaths may also be flooded. Locations most at risk are the River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message as the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Do not walk or drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 19:45
River Cam
River levels remain high in response to Friday night’s rainfall. There is the potential for further rain on Sunday morning and levels may rise in response. There may be some water around so take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 15:10
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rainfall in this area overnight and into this morning. This means that the River Cam is reacting and levels have risen. There is only patchy showers with small rainfall totals forecast for this area during today. There may be some water around so take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2018 17:19
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experienced over the last 24 hours in Cambridgeshire. This means that the River Cam is reacting to this rainfall, with river levels rising over the next 24 hours. The forecast is for drier conditions over the next few days. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitor river levels. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths overnight and tomorrow morning


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2018 20:03
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experienced over the last 24 hours in Cambridgeshire. This means that the River Cam is reacting to this rainfall and is expected to rise overnight. The forecast is for drier conditions over the next few days. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitor river levels. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths overnight and tomorrow morning


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 08:48
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours over Cambridgeshire. This means that the Cam is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise through the day. The forecast is for no further rainfall today. But we are expecting flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from Cam today Monday 22nd January. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 10:04
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the persistent rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for light rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to react to further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 3 Jan 2018 16:19
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experienced over the last 24 hours in Cambridgeshire. This means that the river levels are rising. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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. Do not walk or drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 13:16
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain 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 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 11:12
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rain experienced over the last few days. This means that levels on the River Cam 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 Cam
This message has been issued due to the rain experienced over the last 36 hours. This means that the levels of the River Cam have risen and will remain high 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 09:11
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the rain experienced over the last 24 hours . This means that the levels of River Cam have risen and will remain high today. 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 Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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 16:18
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced on Tuesday 26th December and Wednesday 27th December over the Great Ouse Catchment. The forecast is for drier conditions this evening with patchy showers over the weekend. We are expecting river levels to remain high over the weekend as the water moves through the system. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitoring river levels. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 16:32
River Cam
This message has been issued as an update to the flood alert currently in force for the Lower Cam. The forecast is for drier weather conditions this evening though we are expecting further rainfall tomorrow morning, Friday 29th December. We expect the river to remain high throughout this evening and tomorrow, though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitor river levels. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 10:48
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 36 hours. The forecast is for drier weather conditions today though we are expecting further rainfall tomorrow morning, Friday 29th December. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today and tomorrow though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:41
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced overnight and into this morning across Cambridgeshire. This means that the River Cam is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise further today. The forecast is for continued rain during the day today. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Stapleford to Waterbeach. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and will update this message as the situation changes. Please be aware of raised river levels and take care on wet paths and roads.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2017 16:27
River Cam
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in Cambridgeshire. As a result river levels in the River Cam remain high. No flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. This message will be updated or removed as this situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2017 06:39
River Cam
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in Cambridgeshire. As a result the River Cam is rising. We expect the river to remain high throughout today. No flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. This message will be updated if the situation changes.