Flood Alert Info - The River Dee Catchment in England from Whitchurch to Chester

Area Description

The River Dee in England covers areas around Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington.
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2019 11:50
River Dee
River levels remain high but are falling at the Farndon river gauge as a result of previous heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding continues to reduce. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. River levels have peaked and are falling with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Friday 04/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 10:36
River Dee
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Farndon river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. River levels have peaked and are falling with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 03/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 08:38
River Dee
River levels are rising at the Farndon river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently the levels at the Farndon River gauge have now reached the levels on 01/10/2019 which indicates that Townfield Lane will be cut off. We believe there is possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the day. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue any updates when necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 00:09
River Dee
River levels are rising at the Farndon river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently the levels at the Farndon River gauge have now reached the levels on 01/10/2019 which indicates that Townfield Lane will be cut off. We believe there is possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue any updates when necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 12:22
River Dee
River levels are rising at the Farndon river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible from this afternoon, 29/09/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) updates when necessary. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 30/9/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jun 2019 20:34
River Dee
River levels remain high but are falling on the River Dee at the Farndon river gauge. Flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains and Townfield Lane at Farndon is still flooded (although dropping). Furthermore land surrounding the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington may be affected. We expect river levels to continue to fall overnight and into tomorrow (17/06/2019). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring river levels and weather forecasts. Please avoid contact with flood water and be aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated in the morning of 17/06/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jun 2019 12:15
River Dee
River levels remain high but are falling on the River Dee at the Farndon river gauge. Flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains and Townfield Lane at Farndon will still be cut off. Furthermore land surrounding the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington may be affected. We expect river levels to continue to fall throughout today (16/06/2019). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring river levels and weather forecasts. Please avoid contact with flood water and be aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated this evening (16/06/2019) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 09:59
River Dee
River levels remain high but are falling at the Farndon river gauge. Flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains and Townfield Lane at Farndon will still be cut off. In addition the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington may be affected. We expect river levels to slowly reduce throughout today (Saturday 15/06/2019) and tomorrow (Sunday 16/06/2019) . 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 18:05
River Dee
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Farndon river gauge. Flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains and Townfield Lane at Farndon will still be cut off. In addition the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington may be affected. We expect river levels to slowly reduce this evening and into tomorrow. 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 10:21
River Dee
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Farndon river gauge. Flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains and Townfield Lane at Farndon will still be cut off. In addition the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington may be affected. We expect river levels to slowly reduce throughout today and into tomorrow. 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 15:14
River Dee
River levels will remain high and fluctuate at the Farndon river gauge until at least Sunday 16/06/19 as a result of persistent 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 the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Townfield Lane is now flooded. Further rainfall is forecast overnight and into tomorrow morning, 14/06/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updateds if 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 20:57
River Dee
River levels at the Farndon river gauge continue to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected throughout tonight and into tomorrow morning, 13/06/19. Townfield Lane is now flooded. We believe there is also a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Further heavy showers will affect the area this evening and into tomorrow morning. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and we 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 13:11
River Dee
River levels at the Farndon river gauge are continuing to rise slowly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected throughout today and into tomorrow, 13/06/19. Townfield Lane is now flooded. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. 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 few days. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issuse 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 21:58
River Dee
River levels are rising at the Farndon river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible from 2am tomorrow morning through to tomorrow evening, 12/06/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) flood alerts if necessary. This message will be updated tomorrow morning,12/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Mar 2019 11:23
River Dee
River levels on the Dee at Farndon remain high. River levels are falling and will continue to do so over the coming days. We expect the river levels to drop below the Flood Warning level on Thursday 21 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 19 Mar 2019 12:30
River Dee
River levels at Farndon remain high. River levels are now falling and will continue to do so over the coming days and we expect the river levels to drop below the Flood Warning level by lunch time on Wednesday 20th 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 18 Mar 2019 13:03
River Dee
River levels at Farndon remain high however river levels are now falling and will continue to do so over the coming days. 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 17 Mar 2019 21:01
River Dee
River levels in the Dee catchment remain high due to rainfall over the last few days. River levels should begin to fall over the next few hours. 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 23:18
River Dee
River levels on the River Dee from Whitchurch to Chester continue to rise. 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 Dee
River levels are high but steady at Farndon and Manley Hall river gauges 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 the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few 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 if necessary. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2019 15:50
River Dee
River levels are rising at the Farndon and Manley Hall river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Further heavy rainfall is forecast from 1am to 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 as necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 13:49
River Dee
River levels are high but steady at the Manley Hall river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today and into Friday 15th March 2019. There is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Further rainfall is forecast from today until Sunday. 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 tomorrow morning, 15th March 2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 16:58
River Dee
River levels are forecast to rise at the Farndon river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today and into Thursday 14th March 2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Thursday 14th March and into Friday 15th March 2019. 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. 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 13 Mar 2019 09:58
River Dee
River levels are forecast to rise at the Farndon river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today and into the early hours of Thursday 14th March 2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. We expect river levels to remain high until the early hours of Thursday 14th March 2019. 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. 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 9 Feb 2019 08:15
River Dee
River levels are forecast to rise on the River Dee as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible later today, Saturday 09/02/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington. Further heavy rainfall is forecast in the early hours of Sunday morning 10/02/19. We expect river levels to remain high for Saturday and Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking the area. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2018 09:53
River Dee
River levels in the English Dee are still high but are expected to reduce over the course of the day. We are currently not anticipating any flooding to property. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 09:36
River Dee
River levels in the English Dee are currently rising in response to persistent rainfall over the last 24 hours. River levels are forecast to reach their highest levels later this afternoon (9th December 2018). We are currently not anticipating any flooding to property. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2018 11:21
River Dee
Following heavy rain over the weekend, the weather outlook is much improved with no significant rain in the current forecast. River levels on the River Dee at Farndon have peaked and will now start dropping over the next few days. River levels are expected to fall beneath the flood alert level tomorrow morning on Wednesday 17th October. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2018 11:03
River Dee
River levels on the River Dee at Farndon stabilised on Sunday but have crept up overnight and are now affecting Townfield Lane. Following the heavy rain over the weekend, the weather outlook is much improved with no significant rain in the current forecast. River levels are expected to reach their highest levels this afternoon between 2:00 and 3:00pm (Monday 15th October). We are not anticipating any flooding to property. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 18:02
River Dee
River Levels in the River Dee catchment are rising in response to earlier rainfall. The heaviest rain is now easing and is expected to clear later in the evening. River levels are forecast to reach their highest levels tomorrow although timing is uncertain at this stage. We are not currently anticipating any flooding to property. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 10:24
River Dee
The river levels have peaked and will drop throughout the day. Further rain is expected this afternoon and in to the evening. River levels will start to rise again and will remain at the flood alert level but we do not expect the levels to cross the flood warning trigger.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 08:25
River Dee
River levels have risen due to rainfall over the weekend and levels are expected to peak later today. Currently the main areas of concern are low lying areas around Farndon Bridge and Townfield Lane. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 20:31
River Dee
This Flood Alert remains in force as the river levels remain high due to the recent rain fall and high tide. Rivers are forecast to peak before midnight and remain high, before slowly receding. Flooding to low lying land is possible, but we're not currently expecting any flooding to properties. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 14:21
River Dee
River levels are rising due to the heavy rainfall over the past night, with the added influence of the recent high tides. Rivers are forecast to peak before midnight and remain high, before slowly receding. Flooding to low lying land is possible, but we're not currently expecting any flooding to properties. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2017 09:04
River Dee
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 12:49
River Dee
River levels have risen and continue to rise due to rain over the past few days. River levels are expected to peak later this evening but we are not currently expecting flooding to properties. Please be aware Townfield Lane in Farndon will be flooded and access limited. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2017 10:37
River Dee
River levels have risen and continue to rise due to rain over the past few days. River levels are expected to peak later this evening but are not expected to reach flood warning levels. Please be aware Townfield Lane in Farndon will be flooded and access limited. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as necessary.