Flood Alert Info - Upper River Cam in Essex and parts of Cambridgeshire

Area Description

River Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades.

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

The orange highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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

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Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 16:41
River Cam
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 Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 09:58
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 Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 15:51
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. Levels on the River Cam 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 Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 11:15
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. Levels on the River Cam 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 Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 17:25
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 Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 12:08
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 12 hours in the Upper Cam catchment. This means the River Cam in Essex and parts of Cambridgeshire is rising. The forecast is for light rain this afternoon. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 11:12
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. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 heavy rain experienced over the last 36 hours. This means that the River Cam is reacting to the rain and is expected to 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. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 09:07
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the River Cam is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise through the day. 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. Locations most at risk are River Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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 19:22
River Cam
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the River Cam 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 Cam from Newport to Whittlesford including the Slades. 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.