Flood Alert Info - River Sankey catchment with St Helens and Warrington

Area Description

The Sankey catchment includes Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are around Rainford, Billinge, Prescot, Newton-le-Willows, Haydock, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Golbourne.
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 30 Sep 2019 12:43
River Sankey
River levels are currently below alert levels at the Causey Bridge river gauge but are forecast to rise again as a result of further heavy rainfall later today. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today 30/09/19 around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the coming days. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 15:10
River Sankey
River levels remain high at the Causey Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today 29/09/19 and tomorrow 30/09/19 around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the coming days. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 06:07
River Sankey
River levels have risen at the Causey Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible today 29/09/19 around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the coming days. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 14:24
River Sankey
River levels are high and are expected to rise at the Causey Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall, on 31/07/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the rest of 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 in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 08:51
River Sankey
River levels have risen at the Causey Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall, on 31/07/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the rest of 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 in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 13:21
River Sankey
River levels at the Causey Bridge river gauge remain high 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 not expecting to issue Flood Warnings. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle 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 11 Jun 2019 21:49
River Sankey
River levels are rising at the Causey Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 1am tomorrow morning through to tomorrow evening, 12/06/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to peak around Midday on 12/06/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 23:13
River Sankey
River levels on the Sankey Catchment continue to fall. Further showers are forecast throughout tomorrow 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 12:18
River Sankey
River levels are forecast to rise at the Causey Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout Saturday 16th March 2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout Saturday 16th March and we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood updates if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.