Flood Warning Info - River Lynher from Berriowbridge to Notter Bridge

Area Description

River Lynher from Berriowbridge to Notter Bridge including Rilla Mill, Pillaton Mill and the A390.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2020 13:15
River Lynher
Following overnight rain high river levels resulted in flooding of areas behind defences. While river levels are falling and will continue to fall throughout the day, ponding water trapped in low lying areas will drain slowly and remains a hazard. Please co-operate with Emergency Services who are supporting the communities in these areas. Localised showers are forecast for Saturday through Sunday. Further frontal rainfall is forecast overnight Sunday 20th into Monday 21st December. We are working with the Met Office and monitoring weather and river level forecasts and will update the situation on Sunday morning.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2020 03:51
River Lynher
Heavy and intense rain in the area has caused river levels at Bastreet and Pillaton to rise through Friday 18th December. River levels at Pillaton reached the highest on record and are expected to remain high. The river is overtopping defences in the Notter Bridge area. Properties and low-lying areas are flooding at Rilla Mill, Notter Bridge and Notter Bridge Park. High tide, taken from Plymouth at 08:42, may lead to tide locking, where the river will be impeded from discharging into the sea. This could cause further flooding. Residents are recommended to take immediate action. Emergency Services are attending site. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. The A390 at Notter Bridge may also be at risk. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area ready to respond as required. This message will be updated by Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2020 00:02
River Lynher
Heavy and intense rain in the area has caused river levels at Bastreet and Pillaton to rise through Friday 18th December. River levels at Pillaton are now the highest on record, and continuing to rise slowly. The river is overtopping defences in the Notter Bridge area. Properties and low-lying areas are flooding at Rilla Mill, Notter Bridge and Notter Bridge Park are at risk. Residents are recommenced to take immediate action. Emergency Services are attending site. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. The A390 at Notter Bridge may also be at risk. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area ready to respond as required. This message will be updated by Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Dec 2020 15:45
River Lynher
Heavy and intense rain in the area has caused river levels at Bastreet and Pillaton to rise rapidly. A further 30-50mm of rain is forecast this evening with flooding expected from late this afternoon. The river will continue to rise into the early hours of Saturday morning when levels are likely to peak. Properties and low-lying areas will start to flood first. Riverside properties at Rilla Mill, Notter Bridge and Notter Bridge chalet park are at risk. The A390 at Notter Bridge may also be at risk. High tide, taken from Plymouth at 20:30, may lead to tide locking, where the river will be impeded from discharging into the sea. This could cause further flooding. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area ready to respond as required. This message will be updated by Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Dec 2020 14:02
River Lynher
Heavy and intense rain in the area has caused river levels at Bastreet and Pillaton to rise rapidly. A further 30-50mm of rain is forecast for this evening with flooding expected from late this afternoon. The river will continue to rise into the early hours of Saturday morning when levels are likely to peak. Properties and low lying areas will start to flood first. Riverside properties at Rilla Mill, Notter Bridge and Notter Bridge chalet park are at risk. The A390 at Notter Bridge may also be at risk. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area ready to respond as required. This message will be updated by Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Dec 2020 16:57
River Lynher
Flooding is expected tomorrow morning, Wednesday 16th December. Heavy rainfall is forecast during Wednesday morning which will cause the River Lynher to rise. This coincides with the spring tide and tide-locking of rivers is possible. Properties and low lying areas around the caravan and camping site at Notter Bridge and properties at Newbridge and Kerney Bridge are at risk. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated tomorrow morning of if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:36
River Lynher
The risk of flooding continues for the rest of Sunday 16th February and into the early hours of Monday. Whilst the heaviest of the rain has now passed, further scattered showers are forecast this evening and overnight. River levels remain high and this evening’s high tide may cause a further temporary increase in river levels. The time of high tide this evening (at Plymouth) is at 23:15. Catchments remain saturated, with ponding water around low lying land and roads. Property flooding remains possible at the Notter Bridge Holiday Park, Notter Bridge Inn and Crylla Valley Cottages However we do expect the situation to improve following this evening’s (Sunday) high tide. Please continue to take care near the areas of concern. We will continue to monitor the situation and our staff are ready to respond to any issues. This message will be updated on Monday morning, the 17th of February or earlier if conditions change.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:03
River Lynher
High river levels on the River Lynher are forecast to coincide with the high tide this morning, Sunday 16th February. The time of the high tide this morning is at 10:45. The river is expected to peak between 08:00 and 11:00. Catchments remain saturated, with ponding water around low lying land, roads. Property flooding is possible at the Notter Bridge Holiday Park, Notter Bridge Inn and Crylla Valley Cottages The main period of concern will have passed after Sunday morning’s high tide. Please take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will be updating this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 16:02
River Lynher
High river levels on the River Lynher are forecast to coincide with the high tides both tonight Saturday 15th February and again tomorrow morning Sunday 16th February. The time of the high tide on Saturday night is 22:30 and Sunday morning at 10:45am. The river is expected to peak between 18:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and again between 9am and 13:00 on Sunday 16th February. Catchments are saturated, with ponding water around low lying land, roads. Property flooding is possible at the Notter Bridge Holiday Park, Notter Bridge Inn and Crylla Valley Cottages Although the heaviest of the rain has now passed this afternoon, further heavy rain is forecast for later tonight and tomorrow morning. Please take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will be updating this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Nov 2019 15:50
River Lynher
High river levels on the River Lynher are forecast to coincide with this evening’s high tide. The time of the high tide on Saturday 2nd November is 21:00. The river is expected to peak between 16:00 to 22:00 on Saturday. Catchments are saturated, with ponding water around low lying land and roads. Property flooding is possible at the Notter Bridge Holiday Park and Notter Bridge Inn. Although the heaviest of the rain has passed there is a potential for further localised heavy showers this evening and overnight. Please take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will be updating this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Apr 2018 20:31
River Lynher
Heavy and persistent rainfall today Sunday 1st April has caused the River Lynher to rise, meeting flood alert criteria. Catchments are saturated, with ponding water around low lying land and roads. Further heavy rain is forecast for the early hours of Monday. This will coincide with the high spring tide, further increasing river levels. Property flooding is possible at the Notter Bridge Holiday Park and Notter Bridge Inn. The time of the high tide on Monday 2nd April is 08:00. The river is expected to peak between 06:00 and 10:00. Please take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Jan 2018 06:37
River Lynher
Flooding is expected this morning. The combination of spring tides and heavy rain are causing the River Lynher to rise. For properties and low lying areas around the caravan and camping site at Notter Bridge and properties at Newbridge and Kerney Bridge flooding is possible imminently. The worst effects are expected to occur 2 hours either side of high tide at 7:00am Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages.