Flood Alert Info - River Glaze catchment including Leigh and East Wigan

Area Description

The Glaze catchment includes Moss, Hey, Bedford and Borsdane Brooks and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are Leigh, Tyldsley, Hindley, Westhoughton, Atherton, Worsley, Walkdon and East Wigan.
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:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 01:15
Glaze Brook
River levels have begun to drop at the Lilford Park river gauge. Rainfall is forecast to clear from around 2am on Friday morning. River levels are now below the flood alert level and will continue to drop through Friday morning, however, we are keeping the flood alert out as a precaution. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with current advice. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 17:27
Glaze Brook
River levels are rising at the Lilford Park river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Moss, Hey, Bedford and Borsdane Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout this evening and into the early hours of 08/11/2019. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 08:22
Glaze Brook
River levels have risen at Lilford Park river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Moss, Hey, Bedford and Borsdane Brooks and their tributaries. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated in eight hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 20:21
Glaze Brook
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible for the next 24hrs. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 11:41
Glaze Brook
River levels are rising at the Lilford Park river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected/possible for the next 24 hours. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Moss, Hey, Bedford and Borsdane Brooks and their tributaries. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood alerts or flood warnings if necessary. This message will be updated as situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 23:15
Glaze Brook
River levels in the Glaze Catchment remain high. Further showers are forecast throughout Sunday 17th March. We will continue to monitor the forecast and issue updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up-to-date with the current situation.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 17:33
Glaze Brook
River levels have risen and will continue to rise throughout the Glaze catchment as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout Saturday 16th March. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Moss, Hey, Bedford and Borsdane Brooks and their tributaries. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood updates if necessary. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.