Flood Alert Info - Lower Welland

Area Description

Lower Welland and other watercourses from Stamford to Spalding, including Market Deeping and Spalding.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 2 Feb 2021 13:38
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last week we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower River Welland area. This means that the River Welland has risen and we expect it to remain high throughout the next few days. This may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today, Tuesday 2nd February onwards. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated on Wednesday 3rd February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2021 12:57
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last week we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower River Welland area. This means that the River Welland has risen and we expect it to remain high throughout the next few days. This may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today Monday 1st February onwards. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated by tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2021 16:44
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last week we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower River Welland area. This means that the River Welland has risen and we expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. This may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today Sunday, 31st January 2021 onwards. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated by tomorrow, Monday 1st February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 18:57
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Overnight we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower River Welland area. This means that the River Welland has risen and we expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. This may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today Saturday 30th January 2021 onwards. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated by tomorrow, Sunday 31st January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 07:36
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower River Welland area. This means that the River Welland is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today Friday, 29th January 2021 onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated by tomorrow, Saturday 30th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2021 13:26
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower Welland area, with no further rainfall forecast for today, Sunday, 17th January. River levels remain high, which has led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout today and for the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated on Monday, 18th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2021 11:14
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower Welland area, followed by another band of rain this morning. This means that river levels remain high, which has already led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout today, Saturday 16th January and for the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated on Sunday, 17th January or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2021 17:29
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower River Welland area. This means that the River Welland is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this evening on Friday, 16th January 2021 onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated by tomorrow, Saturday 16th January 2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2020 16:34
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall in the Northamptonshire area. The River Welland is expected to remain high today, Saturday, 26th December and for the next few days. We are monitoring the situation and have staff out checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. We are aware that roads in Tallington Village are now being affected. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We will update this message on Sunday, 27th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2020 19:50
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall in the Northamptonshire area. The River Welland is expected to remain high today, Friday 25th December and for the next few days. We are monitoring the situation and have staff out checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We will update this message on Saturday 26th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2020 02:24
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
We have seen heavy rainfall in the River Welland catchment area over the last few days. Levels in the lower River Welland are rising and are expected to remain high from today, and for the next few days. We are monitoring the situation and have staff out checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 18:10
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Following persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis, we are expecting river levels to remain elevated for at least the next 24hrs along the Lower Welland catchment. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses and rivers. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message on Wednesday 19th February or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 16:50
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower Welland area. This means that the Lower River Welland is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the afternoon of Monday 1&th February onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated during Tuesday 18th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 17:59
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
The recent heavy rainfall that has affected the Welland Valley has caused river levels on the River Welland to rise. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days which may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. 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 Monday 18th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 03:24
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
The recent heavy rainfall that has affected the Welland Valley has caused river levels on the River Welland to rise. This has led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during Saturday morning onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. 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 Sunday 17th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 07:22
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
The recent heavy rainfall that has affected the Welland Valley has caused river levels on the River Welland to rise. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during Saturday morning onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. 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 Saturday evening, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Oct 2019 04:50
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
River levels in the upper reaches of the River Welland have dropped back down to safe levels, however levels in the lower reaches between Stamford and Spalding remain high as the effects of Saturday's heavy rainfall work their way down the river system. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. We expect rivers to remain high for the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages, closing flood doors and clearing weedscreens. 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 Tuesday evening 29 October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 21:07
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
River levels in the upper reaches of the River Welland have dropped back down to safe levels, however levels in the lower reaches between Stamford and Spalding remain high as the effects of Saturday's heavy rainfall work their way down the river system. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. We expect rivers to remain high for the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages, closing flood doors and clearing weedscreens. 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 Tuesday morning 29 October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 11:31
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall in the Lower Welland catchment. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. We expect rivers to remain high for the next few days. Our current forecasts at this time indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not currently expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages, closing flood doors and clearing weedscreens. 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 Monday evening 28th October, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 18:17
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lower Welland catchment. This means that the rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this evening [Sunday 27 October] onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days, however no rain is forecast over the next 48 hours. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages, closing flood doors and clearing weedscreens. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Oct 2019 12:32
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
The heavy and persistent rainfall from earlier in the week has now passed over the River Welland. No significant rainfall is forecast for today or over the weekend. Watercourses in the area remain high, and may continue to flood nearby low lying land and roads over the next few days. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Oct 2019 15:27
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
The heavy and persistent rainfall from the last two days has now passed over the River Welland. Only light showers are forecast over the next few days. Watercourses in the area remain high, and may continue to flood nearby low lying land and roads over the next few days. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels and this message will be updated on 18 October or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2019 07:47
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
The heavy and persistent rainfall from the last two days has now passed over the River Welland. Only light showers are forecast over the next few days. Watercourses in the area remain high, and will continue to flood nearby low lying land and roads over the next few days. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels and this message will be updated 17 October or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2019 11:14
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last 72 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across the Welland catchment. This has caused the River Welland levels to rise, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river overnight and into Friday. We expect the river to remain high throughout today. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. 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 Thursday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 19:43
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across the Welland catchment. This has caused the River Welland levels to rise, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river overnight and into Thursday. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. 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 Thursday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 15:39
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Heavy rainfall over the past few days in the River Welland catchment has caused river levels to rise. Further showers are forecast today. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next couple of days. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this stage. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 18:01
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Heavy rainfall over the past few days in the River Welland catchment has caused river levels to rise. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next couple of days. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this stage. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 06:02
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Heavy rainfall over the past few days in the River Welland catchment caused river levels to rise. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next couple of days. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this stage. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 21:23
River Welland, Old River Welland, Maxey Cut
Friday's and Saturday's heavy rainfall in the River Welland catchment has caused water levels to rise. River Welland is now rising in its lower reach, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during the evening of Saturday, April 1st. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this stage. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.