Flood Alert Info - Lower River Great Ouse in Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Cambridgeshire

Area Description

Lower River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly.

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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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:

Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

Important information
Flood Alert issued on 12 Apr 2018 17:13
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experienced over the last few days. The river levels remain high. The forecast is for scattered heavy showers 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Apr 2018 09:23
River Great Ouse
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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 17:13
River Great Ouse
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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 09:23
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experience over the last 48 hours. The river are expected to remain high over the next few days. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next few days. We are expecting rivers levels to react to further rainfall. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitor the situation. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 15:38
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rainfall experienced over the last few days. This means that the river levels will remain higher than normal. The forecast is for no rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting standing water to remain on low lying land. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 08:49
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rainfall experienced over the last few days. This means that the river levels will remain higher than normal. The forecast is for no rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting standing water to remain on low lying land. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 16:50
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rainfall experienced over the last few days. This means that the river levels will remain higher than normal. The forecast is for no rain over the next few days. We are expecting standing water to remain on low lying land. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 16:44
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rainfall experienced over the last few days. This means that the river levels will be remain higher than normal. The forecast is for no rain over the next few days. We are expecting standing water to remain on low lying land. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 08:32
River Great Ouse
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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 16:01
River Great Ouse
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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further heightened river levels/flood risk.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 10:32
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. River levels on the Lower River Ouse are currently rising steadily. 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 16:13
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. The Lower River Ouse is currently rising steadily. 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 09:34
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. The Lower River Ouse is currently rising steadily. 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 21:23
River Great Ouse
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 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 09:50
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the River Great Ouse 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 16:17
River Great Ouse
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. River levels are already high and we are expecting levels to rise further in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 09:11
River Great Ouse
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. River levels are already high and we are expecting levels to rise further in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly . 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 17:02
River Great Ouse
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. We expect river levels to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 08:28
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours in lower Great Ouse catchment. 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 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 2 Jan 2018 16:30
River Great Ouse
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 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 13:16
River Great Ouse
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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the rain experienced over the last few days. This means that levels on the River Great Ouse 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 72 hours. This means that the River Great Ouse is rising and will continue to rise 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 72 hours. This means that the River Great Ouse 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 16:25
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced on Tuesday 26th December and Wednesday 27th December over the Great Ouse Catchment. This means that the river levels in the River Great Ouse remain high as water travels down the 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 Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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 29 Dec 2017 10:41
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced on Tuesday 26th December and Wednesday 27th December over the Great Ouse Catchment. This means that the river levels in the River Great Ouse remain high as water travels down the catchment. The forecast is for patchy showers today and over the weekend. We are expecting river levels to remain high over the weekend. Locations most at risk are River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith including Hen and Fox Brooks, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. 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.