Flood Warning Info - River Cocker at Southwaite Bridge

Area Description

Properties adjacent to the River Cocker at Southwaite Bridge, including Southwaite Mill.
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

The red highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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 11 Oct 2017 22:53
River Cocker
The heavy rainfall has passed over Cumbria. River levels are now falling and are expected to fall below the flood warning level at 03:00 on Thursday 12 October 2017. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message should the situation change.

Flood Warning issued on 11 Oct 2017 14:10
River Cocker
Heavy rain is currently falling in the West Lake catchment and river levels will continue to rise over the next few hours. The main area of concern are properties and low lying areas around Southwaite Bridge. We are expecting the river to go through the flood warning threshold of 2.0 metres and peak at around 18:30 on Wednesday 11 October at a level of 2.2 metres. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing around this area. 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 in due course.