Flood Alert Info - River Gowy catchment including areas around Frodsham

Area Description

The Gowy catchment includes the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries.
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 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 9 Nov 2019 12:09
River Gowy
River levels remain high at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is still possible today, 09/11/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and 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 8 Nov 2019 16:36
River Gowy
River levels remain high and steady at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall last night. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is still possible today, 08/11/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the night. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and 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 8 Nov 2019 11:58
River Gowy
River levels are slowly rising but expecting to steady soon at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is still possible today, 08/11/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 01:24
River Gowy
River levels continue to rise at the Bridge Trafford river gauge and remain above the flood alert level. Rainfall is forecast to clear from around 2am on Friday morning, however, we believe there is still the possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. 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 19:08
River Gowy
River levels are rising at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood alerts 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 27 Oct 2019 17:53
River Gowy
River levels are now high but steady at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of earlier rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property remains possible for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. We do not expect further rainfall today (27/10/2019) but river levels will remain high overnight. Our incident response staff continue to monitor weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be next updated tomorrow morning (Monday 28/10/2019) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 12:45
River Gowy
River levels are continuing to rise at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible today 27/10/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels. 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 26 Oct 2019 20:44
River Gowy
River levels are continuing to rise at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible today 26/10/2019 and into tomorrow morning 27/10/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels. 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 26 Oct 2019 10:27
River Gowy
River levels are rising at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected today 26/10/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings 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 1 Oct 2019 17:25
River Gowy
River levels are high but steady at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains possible overnight today 01/10/19 and into tomorrow 02/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast. Our incident response staff continue to closely monitor weather forecasts and river levels. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated by midday tomorrow, 02/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 08:20
River Gowy
River levels have risen at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today, 01/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next several hours and we expect river levels to remain high for the rest of today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) flood warnings if necessary. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 09:59
River Gowy
River levels remain high but are falling at the Bridge Trafford river gauge. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected throughout today. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. We expect river levels to continue to fall throughout the day. 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 this evening, 15/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 18:04
River Gowy
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Bridge Trafford river gauge. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected throughout today and into tomorrow. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. We expect river levels to fall this evening and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 Saturday morning, 15/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 10:10
River Gowy
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Bridge Trafford river gauge. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected throughout today and into tomorrow. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. We expect river levels to begin falling throughout the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 this evening, 14/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 14:45
River Gowy
River levels are high but steady at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today and into this evening, 13/06/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours so we expect river levels to remain above flood alert level, but will gradually begin to fall. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 20:24
River Gowy
River levels continue to rise at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout tonight and into tomorrow morning, 13/06/19. We are currently not expecting to issue Flood Warnings. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. Further heavy showers will affect the area this evening and into tomorrow morning. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 13:31
River Gowy
River levels are rising at the Bridge Trafford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today and into tomorrow, 13/06/19. We are currently not expecting to issue Flood Warnings. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Milton and Hornsmill/Hool, Stanney Mill and Thornton Brooks and their tributaries. Rainfall will be easing throughout today but further heavy showers will affect the area this evening and into tomorrow morning. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, 12/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2017 09:04
River Gowy
River levels have now peaked but remain high, further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as necessary


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2017 13:33
River Gowy
River levels have risen due to rain over the last few days. Levels are expected to peak later today and will remain high for sometime. We are currently expecting more rain over the weekend. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as necessary.