Flood Alert Info - River Mersey Uplands catchment including Hyde, Ashton-under-Lyne, Denton, Stalybridge and Glossop

Area Description

The Mersey Uplands catchment includes Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are around Mossley, New Mills, Hazel Grove, Marple, Romiley and Hyde.
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 7 Aug 2019 10:01
River Mersey
River levels are stable across the area on 07/08/2019. However, this flood alert remains in place due to the on going situation at Toddbrook Reservoir combined with further rainfall forecast later this week. We are closely monitoring the weather forecast and our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and partner agencies. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Aug 2019 16:08
River Mersey
River levels continue to fall across the area on 06/08/2019. However, this flood alert remains in place due to the on going situation at Toddbrook Reservoir combined with further rainfall forecast later this week. We are closely monitoring the weather forecast and our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and partner agencies. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Aug 2019 19:27
River Mersey
River levels continue to fall across the area, but still pose a flood risk, particularly for low lying land and roads. No significant rainfall is forecast this afternoon and evening, however further rainfall is forecast for tomorrow afternoon. River levels could respond as a result of this. We are closely monitoring the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday where possible rainfall is forecast. Our incident response staff are liaising with partner agencies in places where flooding has occurred. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow (06/08/19) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Aug 2019 14:31
River Mersey
iver levels continue to fall across the area, but still pose a flood risk, particularly for low lying land and roads. No significant rainfall is forecast this afternoon and evening, however further rainfall is forecast for tomorrow afternoon. River levels could respond as a result of this. We are closely monitoring the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday where possible rainfall is forecast. Our incident response staff are liaising with partner agencies in places where flooding has occurred. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow (06/08/19) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Aug 2019 14:17
River Mersey
River levels continue to fall across the area, but still pose a flood risk, particularly for low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon, evening and tomorrow river levels could respond as a result of this. We are closely monitoring the forecast for Monday and Tuesday where further rainfall is forecast. Our incident response staff are liaising with partner agencies in places where flooding has occurred. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow (05/08/19) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Aug 2019 13:22
River Mersey
River levels continue to fall across the area, but still pose a flood risk, particularly for low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon, evening and tomorrow river levels could respond as a result of this. We are closely monitoring the forecast for Sunday and Monday where further rainfall is forecast. Our incident response staff are liaising with partner agencies in places where flooding has occurred. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow (04/08/19) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Aug 2019 16:47
River Mersey
River levels currently remain high. They are beginning to fall across the area, but still pose a flood risk, particularly for low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon (Friday 02/08/2019) and river levels could respond as a result of this. We are closely monitoring the forecasts for the weekend, particularly for Sunday and Monday where further heavy forecast is forecast. Our incident response staff are liaising with partner agencies in places where flooding has occurred. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 03/08/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Aug 2019 21:27
River Mersey
River levels are currently remaining high as a result of heavy rainfall. We believe there is still a possibility of flooding for low lying land, roads and properties. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Aug 2019 13:53
River Mersey
There is a possibility for river levels to rise in the Whaley Bridge area due to water coming from Toddbrook Reservoir on 01/08/2019. Evacuation plans are currently underway for the area of Whaley Bridge. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads specifically around the River Goyt. We are closely monitoring the situation along with weather forecasts, and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 20:20
River Mersey
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 11:11
River Mersey
River levels are forecast to rise at the Congleton 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 the Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow 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 the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2019 21:42
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the Woolley Bridge Gates river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland are possible from 05:00 AM tomorrow, 27/07/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow afternoon 28/07/19. 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. 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 16 Mar 2019 22:49
River Mersey
River levels in the Upper Mersey catchment continue to fall. 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 11:35
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the Woolley Bridge Gates river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow and their tributaries. Persistent rainfall is forecast throughout Saturday 16th March 2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2019 15:54
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the Woolley Bridge Gates river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow and their tributaries. Heavy rainfall is forecast between 1am and 7pm on Saturday 16th March 2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2017 17:18
River Mersey
Heavy rainfall is forecast in the Mersey Uplands area from late afternoon today (Wednesday 4th October) until tomorrow morning (Thursday the 5th October). Current forecasts suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from the early hours on the 5th October. We expect the river to remain high throughout the evening through to tomorrow morning though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location.